How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables (Paperback)

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Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova's conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating history of 23 of the world's most popular vegetables. Gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad are sure to enjoy this delightful and informative collection.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781603429689
ISBN-10: 1603429689
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Publication Date: October 7th, 2011
Pages: 376
Language: English