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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables is a delightful romp into the history of the vegetables gracing our common tables from noted expert and author Rebecca Rupp.
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 PhD in cell biology and biochemistry and has written hundreds of articles for magazines, including Country Journal, Early American Life, Mother Earth News, Natural History, and Utne Reader. She lives in Vermont.
There was a lot more detail and background than I had been expecting. I enjoyed the historical information intertwined with nutritional and societal information.Published 12 days ago by Colleen E. Sentance
I loved this book! Combining history and vegetables into vegetable history was brilliant. I didn't dislike anything about it and was further inspired to research more on food... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CatChick
a very interesting book. I have even shared it with my 15 year old grandson! he is also enjoying it.Published 3 months ago by drjoybug
Boring. Never made it 1/2 way through, and I'm an avid reader. It appears that the writer includes far too much, most of it boring (even for vegetables), and doesn't stress the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Justin
Great book. U will look at vegetables in a whole different way. And it's interesting to read about what ancient philosopher thought of a watermelon back in the day.Published 4 months ago by Lyns the cook
Horrible, awful, stupid, boring, uncreative, time-wasting, unbearable (but true).Published 4 months ago by GZP
Stories of many of the vegetables and why we love them. Or hate them. Each chapter starts off with a background of said vegetable, with some history of the interaction with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Valdivielso
This book is truly wonderful. It is a fun, interesting read with so many cool facts about vegetables (okay, there's fruits in there, too). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah