Kid's Garden Adventure Kit

Kid's Garden Adventure Kit

Table Talk

A Little Guide to Food Terms on Menus


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By Don Burke
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 94
Book Size 123 x 88 x 6 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Jun 2009
Subject Classification Lifetyle & personal style guides / Parties, etiquette & entertaining

This fun guide from Don Burke takes you through the occasional drama that may arise when eating out!

Have you ever sat down to dinner, only to be greeted with a myriad of knives and forks? Do you freeze at the sight of a cheese platter, afraid to be asked for a connoisseur's opinion? When asked to choose a pasta sauce, do you know the difference between Bolognaise and Boscaiola? Or do you wish they wrote restaurant menus in plain English? That?s where this little book might come in handy one day. It translates a whole world full of non-English menu items into words we all can understand and speak - plain English. A must-have for any diner or socialite, Table Talk is the ultimate glossary to dining jargon, foreign languages (such as Coq au vin) and cooking descriptions. It's small enough to fit into a pocket or handbag.

Don Burke

Don Burke, the ‘face’ of Australian gardening, has been growing vegies and keeping chooks ever since he was a kid. He graduated as a horticulturist and tree surgeon and is a life-long gardener. Born and raised in Sydney, Don Burke is an Australian television and radio personality and author of over 10 books on gardening including best sellers The Lazy Gardener and Organic. He is best known as the long time host of the extremely successful Logie-award winning Burke's Backyard, which began in 1987 and ran for 17 years on Channel 9. He also produced Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue which were also highly successful and nationally awarded programs which launched the careers of many of well-known tv personalities. Don was a former board member of Landcare Australia and is active in community and environment-related roles. He became the Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation in July 2005 and is editor-in chief of Burke’s Backyard Magazine which continues to sell nationally.