An olla podrida? A smorgasbord? A hot pot? An ambigu? A salmagundi? An amphigouri? A cocktail? A bouquet garni? A rumfustian? A mirepoix? A kickshaw? A flummery?
Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany is all of these and, perhaps, more.
Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles (in both senses of the word). The book’s purpose is to sweep up the crumbs strewn carelessly across the conversational table-cloth. In a kitchen the size of the Miscellany one could never attempt to prepare a full à la carte service – instead, the book hopes to whet the appetite with a gourmet tasting menu, or dégustation.
The Contents of the Food & Drink Index
Absinthe | Alcohol, driving limit | Alcohol, measures | Alcohol, units & calories | Alcoholics anonymous | Ambigu | Ambrosia | American, terms to English | Amish, seating plan | Angels on horseback | Anorexia | Aphrodisiacs | Appetite, Carême on | Apples, notable | Asparagus and urine | Astronomy and cookery | Back-handers | Bagels | Baked Alaska | Balls | Banqueting legislation | Banting Diet | ‘Baptizing’ wine | Barrel sizes, wine | Bay City Rollers, likes | Beer, Australian glass sizes | Beer, vitamins in | Beers of note, world | Betting Book | Bezoars | Biblical food abominations | Bill, asking for | Bird’s nest soup | Birdseye, Captain | Bishop of Norwich | Black velvet | Blair, Tony | Blue food | Body Mass Index | Bolognese school | Boxty | Bread in idiom | Breads of the world | Breakfast, c18th Scottish | Breakfast, quotations | Brillat-Savarin, rules | Brillat-Savarin, tests | Brimmers, bumpers, &c | Bristol stool form chart | Brosier | Brown, Gordon | Bulimia | Bumpers | Burns, Monty | Burns, Robert, and grace | Burns, and haggis | Cachaça | Caffeinated drinks | Caipirinha | Calories, expenditure | Calories, in alcohol | Calories, in foods | Canned goods, shelf life | Cannibalism, films | Captain Birdseye | Carving, Chesterfield on | Carving, knife, sharpening | Carving, terms | Caviar | Champ, Irish | Champagne, cascade | Champagne, when to drink | Channon, ‘Chips’ | Cheers! around the world | Cheese, Tusser on | Chefs, c19th | Cheshire Cheese, Ye Olde | Chilli heat scale | Chinese restaurant syndrome | Chip-shop prices | Chocolate, labelling | Chocolate, money | Chocolate Factory children | Christmas pudding | Churchill’s creed | Cigar, aficionados | Cigar, colour | Cigar, sizes | Cigar, storing | Claret, etymology | Claret, riddle | Coca-Cola logos | Cocktails | Coeliac disease | Coffee, and Brewer | Coffee, Cantata | Coffee, and economics | Cognac nomenclature | Colonel Sanders | Comic Cookery Book | Constipation | Contractual demands | Conversions, American | Conversions, apothecaries’ | Conversions, metric | Conversions, temperature | Cookery and astronomy | Cooking descriptions, French | Cordon Bleu | Corked wine | Coronation Chicken | ‘Costiveness’, Trimalchio on | Counting, fruit stones | Crèmes de… | Curds and whey | Curry | Curry, powder formulation | Dance card | Death-row meals | Decanters, washing | Devils on horseback | Dietary advice, government | Dieting quotations | Diets, Banting | Diets, vegetarian | Digestion rates | Diner slang, American | Dining, alone | Dining, times for monks | Dogs, eating | Dormice | Driving, alcohol limit | Drunkenness, slang | DRV | Durian | Egg, Monster | Egg, sizes | English, terms to American | E-numbers | Epicurean calendar | Eponyms, epicurean | Equine savouries | Establishments, recommended | Eton mess | Favism | Final meal requests | Finland, eating establishments | Fish, Phillip II on | Flatulence | Fletcherism | Flowers, edible | Fluids, Fannie Farmer on | Foie gras | Foie gras, limerick | Food and drink, dangerous | Food safety colours | Food timing, French | Fridge and freezer | Frogs’ legs | Fruit stones, counting | Fruits, four | Fugu | Garlic | Gastronomy, hierarchy | Gekko, Gordon | Ghandi’s diet | Ghee | Gluttony | Gosky Patties | Gourmands, indigestion | Gout | Gowers-Round, Wilfred | Graces | Graces, Jewish | Graces, Selkirk | Granita | Greek food terms | Haggis, address to | Halal | Hangover cures | Harris-Benedict equation | Health food, Muir on | Heimlich Manoeuvre | Heinz, 57 varieties | Herbs and spices in Latin | Hints, household | Hippophagy | Hippos as fish | Honeymoon | Horseback, devils & angels | Horses, eating | Humble pie | Humphrey, Duke | Hysteron Proteron | Ice-cream, Ben and Jerry’s | Idiom, bread | Idiom, water | Imam fainted, the | Indian food measures | Indigestion | -ivorous | Japanese, tea ceremony | Japanese, vegetable cuts | Johnson, Samuel | Jubilee Chicken | Kaspar (the cat) | Kennedy, John F. | Kiddush | Kitchen cabinet | Knife-sharpening | Kopi Luwak | Labelling, chocolate | Labelling, guidelines | Labour, New | Laotian cooking measures | Larks | Last Supper | Lazenby, the | Lear, Edward | Loving Cup | Loyal toast | Lunch, quotations | Luncheon vouchers | Macaroni | Macbeth, witches | Mainbrace, splicing | Manna | Martinis | McDonald’s | Meal times, formal | Meat, microbes in | Melba toast | Michelin stars | Microbial count in meat | Microwaves, Delia Smith on | Minerals | Mirepoix | Mithridatization | Mmms, Homer Simpson’s | Monster Egg | Mouton Rothschild labels | MSG | Musicians’ demands | Mushrooms, poisonous | Napkin-folding | Nectar | Nemo, Captain | Nigella’s bite | Nobel Banquet | Offal | Olive oil specifications | Ortolan | Oslo breakfast | Ostrich eggs | Oven temperatures | Oysters, Dickens on | Pancake Day | Parmentier | Parmesan terminology | Passover meal | Pasta shapes | Patron saints, culinary | Pepys on tea | PH of some foods | Philosopher’s Egg | Pica | Piccalilli | Pimms | Pizza toppings | Poison, protectors from | Political food quotations | Popcorn | Potatoes and cooking methods | Pound, pieces per | Pregnancy and food | Prices under Edward I | Prison food | Proverbs, food and drink | Pub signs | Punch | Quotations, breakfast | Quotations, dieting | Quotations, Samuel Johnson | Quotations, lunch | Quotations, political | Quotations, smoking | Quotations, wine | RDA | Reading, further | Restaurant & kitchen staff | Riders, contractual | Roasting times | Rosemary and Christmas | Rules, Brillat-Savarin | Rules, waiters’ | Rules, George Washington | ‘Rumfustian’ | Runcible spoons | Runyon, Damon | Russian-doll roast | Saffron | Sake | Salads, notable | Salads, Spanish | Salads, winter | Salmagundi | Salt | Sanders, Colonel | Sanskrit terms | Sauces, notable | Scoville scale | Seasons, food | ‘Selkirk Grace’ | Servants’ wages | Shakespeare on food | Simpson, Homer | Slang and insult, food as | Slaves at Roman feast | Smarties colours | SMERSH | Smith, Delia, on microwaves | Smoke points, oil | Smoke-rings | Smoking quotations | Soyer’s Christmas feast | Space food | Spaghetti, measuring | Spanish salads | Spices, five and four | Spitting food out | Sporks, woons, &c. | Stage and screen, key foods | Steak, ordering | Stir-up Sunday | Stool Form Chart, Bristol | Strawberries and cream | Street cries | Sugar, in wine | Sugar, stages | Suicide, chefs | Supernacular | Surströmming | Swans, eating | Swift, on wind | Swift, ‘Modest Proposal’ | Tastes, five | Tastes, like… | Tea, ceremony, Japanese | Tea, grading | Tea, leaves, reading | Tea, Pepys on | Temperament of cooks | Temperatures, oven | Terroir | Testicles | Thai food terms | Thirteen at table | Tinned food | Tipping guide | Toast, Melba | Toblerone peaks | Toponyms, food and drink | Tortilla dishes | Trifles, unconsidered | Trimalchio on ‘costiveness’ | Trollope on wine | Tusser on cheese | Ubukashya | Ullage | Units in alcohol | Upper crust | Varro on dinner parties | Vatel | Vegetable cuts, Japanese | Vegetarian diets | Vegetarians, notable | Vitamins | Vitamins in beer | Vodka Martini | Waiters, rules for | Washington, George | Water, boiling point | Water, in idiom | Water, who standards | Waugh, Evelyn | Wedding cake symbolism | Westminster, Palace of | Whales, eating | Whey, curds and | Whisky | Wine, ‘baptizing’ | Wine, barrel sizes | Wine, bottle nomenclature | Wine, corked | Wine, lore | Wine, quotations | Wine, sugar in | Wine, temperatures | Wine, Trollope on | Wine, vintage | Word occurrences | Zoo, eating | These are the index entries for the UK edition; other editions differ.