How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

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 17th-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. This delightful collection is the perfect gift for gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad.

$ 14.95 US


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  • Paper
  • Pages: 384
  • Size: 5 x 8
  • Color: Two-color; Illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 978-1-60342-968-9
  • Order Number: 62968

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