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By Wolf D. Storl

ISBN-10: 1623170397

ISBN-13: 9781623170394

That includes gardening counsel, recipes, and gorgeous full-color pencil drawings of every vegetable, this publication for farm-to-fork aficionados and gardeners with an esoteric bent explores the key historical past of forty eight popular and infrequent greens, analyzing their symbolism, astrological connections, therapeutic houses, and total character.
 
a desirable creation to vegetable gardening and cooking, A Curious historical past of Vegetables units horticulture in its historic, cultural, and cosmological contexts. the writer bargains his deep knowing of the speculation of biodynamic gardening and precious tips about gentle and heat, floor covers, composts, crop rotation and weeds. Woven in with folks stories and tales from background, every one access additionally contains scrumptious old recipes for every vegetable.

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The tradition of holding bean festivals at the close of the year dates as far back as the Saturnalia festival in ancient Rome. In very ancient Roman times, the Saturnalia King (the one who got the piece of cake with a bean it in) was chosen one month before the end of the festival.

Conner-Ogorzaly, Economic Botany, 1986, 236) Much of the aura of asparagus concerns its reputation as a rejuvenating aphrodisiac. Indeed, backing this description is the belief that the fast-growing, phallic shoots will increase sexual desire and potency. The ancient Greeks ascribed asparagus to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. The Boeotians made wreaths for brides out of asparagus fronds. The poet Apuleius, author of The Golden Ass, is supposed to have won over the heart of the wealthy widow Pudentilla with a love potion containing asparagus, crab tails, fish eggs, dove blood, and a bird’s tongue.

As of the sixteenth century the South American “welsh” bean (meaning “foreign” bean) conquered gardens of the Old World. It even slowly but surely replaced the old European fava bean (Vicia faba) or broad bean, which had been a crop since the late Neolithic in the Near East and was even identified in the Bible. Fava beans were found in ancient lake dwellings in the foothills of the Alps. Germanic and Celtic peoples grew them in pre-Roman times as both food for people and fodder for animals; this was true especially in the coastal regions where the soil was too salty for peas to thrive (peas being the other favorite source of protein).

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