Garlic, an Edible Biography

The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World's Most Pungent Food—with over 100 Recipes
Product Number: EB00689939
Released: Nov 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834829947
Publisher: Roost Books
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Description

Garlic is the Lord Byron of produce, a lusty rogue that charms and seduces you but runs off before dawn, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Called everything from rustic cure-all to Russian penicillin, Bronx vanilla and Italian perfume, garlic has been loved, worshipped, and despised throughout history. No writer has quite captured the epic, roving story of garlic-until now. While this book does not claim that garlic saved civilization (though it might cure whatever ails you), it does take us on a grand tour of its fascinating role in history, medicine, literature, and art; its controversial role in bigotry, mythology, and superstition; and its indispensable contribution to the great cuisines of the world. And just to make sure your appetite isn't slighted, Garlic offers over 100 recipes featuring the beloved ingredient.

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Author(s): Robin Cherry
Genre: Cooking, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 11, 2014

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