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Forgotten Fruits By Christopher Stocks

Forgotten Fruits by Christopher Stocks

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Summary

Did you know that beetroot was instrumental in ending the slave trade? Or that observing gooseberries helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution? Or that there are over 2,000 varieties of cooking and eating apples in Britain alone? This book features unusual varieties and also presents a work of natural and social history.

Forgotten Fruits Summary

Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries by Christopher Stocks

In an era when supermarket conformity rules, it is refreshing to discover that there are still wonderful, traditional varieties of fruit and veg out there waiting to be grown and tasted. What about Glaskin's Perpetual rhubarb, quick to settle in and ready to be cut in its first year? Or Alderman peas, deliciously sweet even when they reach the size of marbles? Not to mention Ashmead's Kernel apple, as devoured and praised by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: 'exploding with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom'.But "Forgotten Fruits" is more than a guide to these unusual varieties. It's also a fascinating work of natural and social history. Did you know, for example, that beetroot was instrumental in ending the slave trade? Or that observing gooseberries helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution? Or that there are over 2,000 varieties of cooking and eating apples in Britain alone? If you want to grow a bit of history in your garden, if you'd like to get a real taste of the huge variety of local produce that Britain has to offer, or even if you just want to find out a bit more about how rural life in the UK has evolved over the past centuries, "Forgotten Fruits" will prove irresistible - and enlightening - reading.

About Christopher Stocks

Christopher Stocks is a writer and journalist who has written for, among others, Harpers & Queen, ES Magazine and Country Living, and was a contributing editor to Wallpaper magazine. Most recently he was the gardens correspondent of the Independent on Sunday. A keen allotment holder, he lives on the Isle of Portland off the Dorset coast, in a fisherman's cottage overlooking Chesil Beach. Forgotten Fruits is his first book.

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GOR001302216
9781905211807
1905211805
Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries by Christopher Stocks
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2007-10-04
304
Short-listed for Guild of Food Writers Awards: Food Book of the Year 2009
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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