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How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

by Rebecca Rupp

eBook

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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Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 11, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781603427869
  • Release date: October 11, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781603427869
  • File size: 4748 KB
  • Release date: October 11, 2011

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

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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