Flicking through the Good Housekeeping’s Cookery Encyclopedia I had a number of ‘Ah yes, that makes sense’ moments. Such as chips are chipped potatoes as crisps are crispy potatoes. As well as realising that we no longer say Hen’s eggs, they are now more commonly known as chicken’s eggs.
I studied English Language and the origins of words but it never occurred to me to extend that into the cookery world.
I shall make this my new hobby and report back with my interesting findings.