These pages will serve as receptacle for unusual food-related words and idioms that I encounter, from the archaic and obsolete to obscure and erudite to regional and argot. This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive or etymologically rigorous resource–just a curio cabinet for readers like me who enjoy linguistic oddities.
The Alimentary Lexicon is primarily sourced by the Oxford English Dictionary, more specifically their Word of the Day feed.
For more obscure words related to food and many other things, check out the Phrontistery, which collects unusual linguistic gems.
Most of the slang and American Idiom was overheard or volunteered by friends and readers.
I will be adding and rearranging as I go along, but suggestions for entries (or ways to make the lists more readable and organized) are always welcome.