Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Fruits, Vegetables, And Herbs: History, Botany, Cuisine

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs shows you the origins, traditions, and contemporary culture of more than 450 fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, herbs, and spices.From roots and shoots to almonds and zucchini, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs delectable guide which reveals the intriguing stories of the world's favorite food plants. Go on a gorgeously illustrated tour through the gardens of the world and discover why this is the explorative home cook's best friend.This guide is splashed with hundreds of appetizing images and written by top culinary and horticultural experts. You will never want for the geographical origins of produce, botanical facts, traditional uses, and culinary tips for hundreds of plants again!Throughout the lively narrative, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs tempts us with layers of information, including:The little-known geopolitical role of food plantsHow agriculture caused cities to blossomHow the taste for spices drove global exploration and conquestOur endeavors toward a green futureLegends and lore of natural remediesThe lineage of regional classics such as Italian tomatoes, Irish potatoes, Hawaiian pineapples, and Hungarian paprikaTake this bounty of knowledge, combine it with 500 mouthwatering photographs, and savor a scrumptious resource of useful information and fascinating reading!

Product Overview
ISBN 9780785834885
Categories Cookbooks, Food and Drinks, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle
Author(s) Madison, Deborah
Publisher Chartwell Books
Weight 1.48 kg