The Curious History Of Vegetables: Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes

Author(s): Wolf Sturl


A book for farm-to-fork aficionados, this fascinating exploration of the secret history of 45 well known and rare vegetables examines their history, symbolism, astrological connections, healing properties, and overall character. The book features cultivation tips, recipes, and beautiful full-color pencil drawings of each vegetable.

With each entry illustrated by beautiful color botanical drawings and many historic woodcuts and engravings, the book features common vegetables such as onions together with uncommon knowledge about their properties, history, and cultivation. Entries on rarer vegetables such as purslane, celeriac root, mallow, and chrysanthemum include recipes from all over the world.


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  • : 9781623170394
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : books

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  • : Wolf Sturl
  • : Paperback/Softcover