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. 

Book details

  • Price: $14.95
  • Other formats: Ebook
  • Size: 5 x 8
  • Pages: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781603429689

Rebecca Rupp

Author

Rebecca Rupp has written more than a dozen books for children and adults, including Weather! and How Carrots Won the Trojan War. She holds a… See Bio

How Carrots Won the Trojan War

by Rebecca Rupp

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