Diversity in American dining has exploded in recent years, but a lack of knowledge keeps most Americans from enjoying it fully. This handy, pocket-sized guide provides over 1,400 detailed definitions of the more common ethnic food dishes and ingredients selected from forty-two different cuisines. It's not a cookbook — it explains what ethnic food words mean, and includes pronunciation guides for most entries. There's even an index in the back, sorted by ethnicity, which makes it easy to find the words within a given cuisine. If you've ever been flustered when trying to decipher a menu while dining out, or if you just wanted to know what Moo Goo Gai Pan meant, then the Pocket Dictionary of Ethnic Foods is for you. From aamchur to Zwiebelkuchen, this is sure to become an indispensable resource for diners and for customers visiting ethnic grocery stores.