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Riassunto: Vegetables may be associated with dull monotony, but, as Bill Laws reveals in this illustrated book, the humble vegetable has had a far from mundane history.
There are garlic inscriptions on Egyptian pyramids; peas, leeks, lettuces and beans are among the oldest vegetables in the world; while maize, cultivated in Mexico 2,500 years ago, is a relative newcomer. Potatoes were venerated by the ancient Peruvians yet caused division between Catholics and Protestants in the mid-1700s. Suspicious of this 'devil vegetable', which had to be buried like a corpse before it would grow, the Protestants even brought the fight to politics - in 1765 their slogan was 'No potatoes. No Popery.' Victorian critic John Ruskin believed growing vegetables would better your position in society and improve your table manners. President Woodrow Wilson saw it as a cure for the 'extravagant and wasteful' ways of his people.
From guinea gardens to genetic modification, from aphrodisiacs to allotments, from poets to pop stars, and from tales of the market trade to the wicked secrets of the vegetable show, Bill Laws here unearths the curious, intriguing and entertaining story of the vegetable. It will appeal to everyone with a taste for gardening or food history.
L'autore: BIll Laws has written seven books on garden history; his last title, 'Artist's Gardens' (Ward Lock 1999) has sold 20,000 copies in the UK. He writes for The Telegraph, Sainsbury's Magazines, Period House and Its Garden. Formerly a professional gardener, he manages an organic garden on the Welsh borders.
Titolo: Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious ...
Casa editrice: The History Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious History of Vegetables This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780750932592
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious History of Vegetables This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780750932592
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A few small marks to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006569109
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001062520
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Condizione libro: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94925565
Descrizione libro The History Press 02/03/2006, 2006. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780750932592
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 24818
Descrizione libro Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 2006. 0750932597, 2006. 7.75" x 5". paperback. 220 pages. EXCELLENT CONDITION. near fine. Codice libro della libreria 11044
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807509325924.0
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-045-79-2281702