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date: 29 September 2023

washing up (or ‘doing the dishes’, ‘faire la vaisselle’, and so on) 

The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson

, Tom JaineTom Jaine

has in most cultures been seen as an activity which is not an intrinsic part of preparing, cooking, and consuming food. Nor has it been highly regarded, although the truth is that it is a skilled business calling for a natural aptitude, a discriminating attitude to the various means available, and considerable practice. However, the idea that it is somehow separate from the meal is the greater and more pervasive error. And it is not infrequently viewed, e.g. by ... ...

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