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How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

By Rebecca Rupp

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Published By
Storey Publishing, LLC
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Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
October 07, 2011
ISBN
9781603427869

How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

By Rebecca Rupp

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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. 

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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables is a delightful romp into the history of the vegetables gracing our common tables from noted expert and author Rebecca Rupp.

"Honestly, this might be the most delightful, laugh-yourself-silly title to make its way onto the garden bookshelf in a long, long time."
“Rebecca Rupp has done us the favor of serving up a savory history of something many of us don’t think much about—vegetables. . . . How Carrots Won the Trojan War assembles a palatable cornucopia of these stories, both satisfying and delicious.”

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Product details

Published By
Storey Publishing, LLC
Categories
Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
October 07, 2011
ISBN
9781603427869

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