Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious History of Vegetables (BOK)

Bill Laws

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The 'couch potato' is an idler, the 'cabbage-head' a dunce, Swede-bashers are stupid and you may as well give up life if you become a vegetable. A vegetable existence may imply dull monotony, but the human vegetable has sparked protests, threatened to topple a British government and almost triggered a revolution. From the Scottish Presbyterian campaign against the 'sinful potato' to the class act that turned the carrot into a propaganda tool, from garlic inscriptions on Egyptian pyramids to Neolithic broad beans and medieval cabbage, and from the Dig for Victory campaign to their use in perfumes, Spade, Skirret and Parnsip shows vegetables in a fascinating new light.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Bill Laws
Forlag
HISTORY PRESS SUTTON PUBLISHIN
ISBN 9780750932592
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 19,8cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 358 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cookery / food & drink etc, Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables