Gourmet's Companion Spanish Menu Guide
Looking for a comprehensive guide to Spanish for food, restaurants, and menus? Perhaps you want to write, or edit, a menu for a Mexican restaurant. Or maybe you just want to understand the menu items better in the restaurants of Spanish speaking countries. This book would also be helpful if you are opening or managing a Mexican restaurant and want to know the correct phrases to communicate with a Spanish speaking staff.
Wiley and Sons Spanish Menu Guide has nearly 700 phrases and 3000 menu listings.
This is a 291 page book devoted entirely to Spanish food, menu items, and the words used in a Spanish or Mexican restaurant. Use this book to learn everything you need to know to communicate effectively in Spanish in a restaurant setting. The book is designed and organized for you to be able to quickly locate the information you need to find.
Over 100 pages of the book are used for a dictionary of Spanish food and drink. This is an alphabetical listing of almost 3000 Spanish food and drink items, along with their English definitions. This would be perfect for someone who needs to make a menu for a Mexican restaurant. - or any other type of restaurant with Spanish fare.
This would also be a good reference book for a vacationer planning to do a lot of dinning out in Spain, or some other Spanish speaking country. If you plan to make dining out a large part of your trip to a Spanish speaking country, you could pack this book too and make the vacation even more enjoyable.
There's also a section of the book that lists food-related Spanish words by major food categories. Among the categories are seafood, appetizers, salads, vegetables, meats, poultry, deserts, etc. And underneath all these major food headings are all the Spanish foods along with their English definitions.
While the Spanish foods discussed in the book will apply to most any Spanish speaking country, special attention is given to Spain. - There's an overview of food and drink in Spain. It goes through the country region by region and talks at length about the area's special foods and food-related customs and traditions.
Another part of the book lists all the common restaurant-related Spanish phrases with English translations. These aren't so much food specific, but just general types of phrases that are used in any kind of a restaurant situation where Spanish is spoken. You could get a lot of use out of this book for in any type of restaurant, no matter what type of food is served, when you want to have effective communication with Spanish speaking staff people.