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A&P

A&P   Reference library

Tracey Deutsch

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1,332 words
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A&P dominated the grocery business in the United States for much of the twentieth century. It had a particularly large

abbey beers

abbey beers   Reference library

Garrett Oliver

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1,290 words
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1

are beers produced in the styles made famous by Belgian Trappist monks, but not actually brewed within the walls of

Abondance

Abondance   Reference library

Eric Beuvier and Juliet Harbutt

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
803 words
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is a semi-cooked pressed cheese, made in the Alpine region of Haute-Savoie in eastern France. In 1990 Abondance was awarded

accreditations

accreditations   Reference library

Susan Page Sturman

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1,370 words
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for cheesemongers exist in a handful of countries around the globe. These certifications demonstrate at least a minimum level of

Achilles tendon

Achilles tendon   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
421 words
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A large tendon at the back of the ankle which connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel

adductor muscles

adductor muscles   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
148 words
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A muscle that moves a body part (e.g. an arm or leg) towards the midline of the body. A strain

advertising.

advertising.   Reference library

Randy Mosher

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
855 words
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Sitting quietly in a glass, cask, or bottle, beer is not always its own best spokesperson, and needs some help

Advertising

Advertising   Reference library

Michael Krondl

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

When President Calvin Coolidge addressed a national advertising conference in 1926, he was pleased to report on the happy

Advertising Cookbooklets and Recipes

Advertising Cookbooklets and Recipes   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

Since the mid-nineteenth century, recipes have been used to sell products. At first, recipes were incidental to the products advertised.

advertising, American

advertising, American   Reference library

Juliann Sivulka

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
2,723 words
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1

is older than the United States itself; European colonists had brought the idea of advertising with them to the New

African American Food

African American Food   Reference library

Howard Paige, Mark H. Zanger, and Michael W. Twitty

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

agility

agility   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
178 words
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Agility is the ability to change body position rapidly and accurately without losing balance. It is important in sports and

Agricultural Experimentation and Research

Agricultural Experimentation and Research   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

American farms in the colonial period had much in common with European farms of the Middle Ages. By nature, farmers

akebia

akebia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
195 words
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the fruit of either of two oriental climbing shrubs in the genus Akebia of the family Lardizabalaceae. Although appreciated in their native region (China, Korea, and Japan), the ... More
akee

akee   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
344 words
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the curious fruit of a W. African tree, Blighia sapida, introduced to the W. Indies by Captain Bligh of HMS ...

alcohol

alcohol   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
784 words
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Alcohol (or more precisely ethanol) is a colourless, tasteless, flammable liquid, formed during the fermentation of yeasts. In medicine, it

ale houses

ale houses   Reference library

Roger Protz

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1,805 words
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The term “ale” comes from the Danish and Saxon öl and ealu, words implanted on the English by invaders

ale-wives

ale-wives   Reference library

Roger Protz

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
384 words
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An “ale-wife” or “brewster” is a designation from the Anglo-Saxon period in England, between the 5th century CE and the

alexanders

alexanders   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
229 words
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Smyrnium olusatrum, a large umbelliferous plant with yellow flowers, native to the Mediterranean region but able to thrive further north. It resembles ...

alimentary canal

alimentary canal   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
52 words
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A tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus (see figure). It has regions specialized for ingestion (the mouth

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