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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.
As a cook and a food history lover, this book was a perfect mix of history, anecdote, science, and culture. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Matthew Forbes
This book is part vegetable trivia, part natural history, and part science (chemistry of vegetables). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Verity Brown
I thought this was going to be about vegetables, but right in the introduction is the biggest wet kiss the animal products industry ever received. Did money exchange hands? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Winter
Good, a fun history of veggies and the politics behind them.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a fun mix of culinary history, botanical science, archeology, and anecdotes centered on vegetables. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AbstractUtopia
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 7 months ago by Colleen E. Sentance