A book for farm-to-fork aficionados, this fascinating exploration of the secret history of 45 well known and rare vegetables examines their history, symbolism, astrological connections, healing properties, and overall character. The book features cultivation tips, recipes, and beautiful full-color pencil drawings of each vegetable. Book has sold about 10,000 copies in Germany, and will likely appeal to foodies and gardeners with an esoteric bent and an interest in organic and biodynamic farming.
Featuring gardening tips, recipes, and beautiful full-color pencil drawings of each vegetable, this book for farm-to-fork aficionados and gardeners with an esoteric bent explores the secret history of 48 well known and rare vegetables, examining their symbolism, astrological connections, healing properties, and overall character.
A fascinating introduction to vegetable gardening and cooking, A Curious History of Vegetables
sets horticulture in its historical, cultural, and cosmological contexts. The author offers his deep understanding of the theory of biodynamic gardening and useful tips on light and warmth, ground covers, composts, crop rotation and weeds. Woven in with folk tales and stories from history, each entry also includes delicious historical recipes for each vegetable.