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

Rebecca Rupp

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General & world history, History: earliest times to present day, Social & cultural history, Cooking, Gardening

Unearth incredible tales of how well-known vegetables have made their way from the dinner plate to the annals of human experience.

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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