How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

by Rebecca Rupp
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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603427869
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 5 MB

About the 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 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.

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How Carrots Won the Trojan War 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of amy stewart's wicked plants book. Great book, but it can be a little long. I would recommend this book for gardeners.
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