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How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

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Storey Publishing, LLC
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Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
October 07, 2011
ISBN
9781603429689

How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

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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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Product details

Published By
Storey Publishing, LLC
Categories
Number Of Pages
384
Publication Date
October 07, 2011
ISBN
9781603429689

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