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Edible: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Food Plants

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A natural choice for the millions of people turning to a healthier lifestyle, this book invites readers on a sumptuously illustrated walk through the world garden to discover the story of some 250 food plants from field to table. Illustrated with more than 500 images and written by top international horticultural and culinary experts, the sumptuous Edible explores the origins, history, and contemporary cultural and culinary uses of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, beverage plants, herbs, and spices. A rich introduction begins the book, revealing early agriculture and our "green" future. Then an eight-chapter "Food Directory" cameos individual plants, with reader friendly layouts framing each entrys biography, botanical description, culinary role, and healing powers. In addition to the lively and authoritative narrative, Edible intrigues readers with layers of information: literary quotes, boxes on ancient origins of exotic foods, political underpinnings, nutritional values, longstanding remedies, and more. Tantalizing anecdotes dip into such diverse topics as the Japanese Cherry Festival; cacao, Mayan "food of the gods;" and the 17th-century Nutmeg Wars, which determined New Yorks future. A glossary and index complete the book.

The National Geographic Desk Reference to Natures Medicine has proven itself a steady sales record. With huge appeal for both the health-conscious and the legions of devotees who follow todays chefs in the media, Edible is a recipe for success.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781426203725
Author:
National Geographic
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Editor:
Bateman, Helen
Editor:
Berton, Monica
Editor:
Doig, Fiona
Author:
Bateman, Helen
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
History
Subject:
Plants, edible
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Subject:
food;plants;reference
Subject:
food;plants;reference;botany
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
500 COLOR PHOTOS and ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.92x7.78x1.36 in. 3.57 lbs.

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