Going Bananas Over a Piece of Cake

September 8, 2010

Ever wonder where the phrase “worth his salt” came from?  How about “spill the beans”?  At The Smithsonian Magazine, Lisa Bramen traces the origins of food-related idioms.  (via.)

is a staff writer and contributing editor for The Millions. She is the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me, the New York Times bestselling novel, California, and Woman No. 17. She is the editor of Mothers Before: Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As We Never Saw Them.

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