Saturday, March 27, 2010



Abliguration - A prodigal spending on meat or drink, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language 1755.

The Japanese have a word which is almost the opposite of abliguration, the work mottanai 'indicates a condemnation of waste and squandering, and an endorsement of thrift and frugality' - Tristram Stuart, Waste : Uncovering The Global Food Scandal.

The photo sows a sack of edible gold plated almonds, and may be found on the food blog Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum.

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