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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    Food books

    Hi, I have to translate into English a witty Italian expression, "libri da mangiare".

    It means books about food. The literal translation is "books to eat", yet I am not sure it can be understood. Can I put "to eat" in inverted commas or do I have to change it completely (for example "food books", yet it doesn't express the original meaning)?

    Thanks so much in advance.

    Best regards,


    P.S.: In the message sent before I didn't manage to log in.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Food books

    We have recipe books, books about food, books about cookery, foodie books.

    The best translation is probably "books about food".

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