EATING YOUR WORDS.
And if your travels take you out of the country, there's no reason to resort to desperate hand gestures with uncomprehending waiters and maitre d's. Speaking Vegetarian by Bryan Geon is a comprehensive guide to ordering meatless meals in 197 countries ($14.95, Pilot Books). Each nation's section includes a brief discussion of the vegetarian entrees usually available, followed by translations and phonetic pronunciations of the phrases most likely to be appetite-savers. So when offered a platter of piaju in Bangladesh, don't forget to say "Dhonnobad" (thank you).
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|Date:||Nov 1, 1999|
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