02 March 2009

Words for food, yummmmm

I have not looked up an interesting word origins for a while. Well, today is as good a day as any to start again.

Firstly, what did I have for lunch? Noodles!

According to Online Etymology Dictionary it has a) Germanic origins, and b) meant something about a dried up bit of flour mixture. Charming!

What about macaroni then? Well apparently it might have Greek origins, thus hinting at something conjured out of barley mixture. Of sorts! The Macaroni Club reference was interesting.

As for lasagna ... funny how the word started out as a pot with feet.