100 Vegetables and Where They Came From

There, high above the English Channel, we spent many hours discussing the
flavors and virtues of the one hundred vegetables included in this book. Plants
sometimes undergo alterations when they are moved to or from the New World.

100 Vegetables and Where They Came From

100 Vegetables and Where They Came From

A unique guide to “the botanical and cultural histories of vegetables originating from every corner of the globe”—with cooking tips and illustrations (Publishers Weekly). 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From offers a cornucopia of vegetable knowledge and stories from around the world—from Argentina to Zimbabwe and from Australia to the United States. A historian, gardener, and veggie connoisseur, William Woys Weaver guides us through a range of peppers, potatoes, peas, gourds, onions, tomatoes, greens, and a whole lot more. Take the Petaluma Gold Rush bean, a rugged legume grown for over one-hundred-fifty years and brought to California by an American whaler from Peru. Or the violet carrot, which the Greeks brought back from India following the conquests of Alexander the Great. Mixing history, culinary suggestions, practical information, and personal anecdotes, Weaver introduces unusual heirloom vegetables and reveals surprising facts about common favorites. Organized alphabetically by common name, this book includes beautifully detailed drawings throughout and a helpful appendix of seed resources.

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