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How Carrots Won the Trojan War Rebecca Rupp

How Carrots Won the Trojan War By Rebecca Rupp

How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp


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Vegetables are more than just food for humans: they've been characters, companions, and even protagonists throughout history. This title collects stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world's most popular vegetables.

How Carrots Won the Trojan War Summary

How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp

Vegetables are more than just food for humans: they've been characters, companions, and even protagonists throughout history. "How Carrots Won the Trojan War" is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world's most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, devoted gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by the far-fetched tales of their favourite foods' pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova's conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate, and, of course, how carrots helped the Greeks win the Trojan War (hint: carrots enabled the soldiers to stay inside the Trojan horse without a break).

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GOR011001386
9781603429689
1603429689
How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp
Used - Like New
Paperback
Storey Publishing LLC
2011-10-04
384
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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