A Look Back at the Gastronomy Wars

B. Elan Dresher


Originally published in Glot International 5, 8, page 272-274, October 2001.

Besides being a great linguist, the late James D. McCawley was unusually knowledgeable in many other areas, including music, food, philosophy, baseball, and humour, to name but a few. As his interest in food of all kinds is particularly legendary, it is fitting that the LINGUIST List (http://linguistlist.org/cookbook/index.html) is currently inviting contributions to a cookbook dedicated to his memory entitled Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Food...A Feastschrift in Honor of Jim McCawley.

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