Food Speaks in Many Tongues


Anna Mindess started it, Joe Lurie and I continued it, and now Anna comes back with more. What, you might ask? Food idioms!

By now you know that Anna, co-author of Cultural Detective Deaf Culture, writes a food blog called “Bay Area Bites.” Inspired by the aforementioned articles, her latest is called “Food Speaks in Many Tongues.” Specifically she shares with us a few French, English, German, Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, Russian, Cantonese, Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Italian, and American Sign Language food idioms.

Illustrations are by Anna’s daughter, Lila Volkas.

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About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

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