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Garlic, an Edible Biography: The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World's Most Pungent Food--with over 100 Recipes

Authors: Cherry, Robin
Publisher: Shambhala
BISAC/Subject: CKB040000, CKB041000, CKB030000, CKB105000
ISBN: 9780834829947, Related ISBNs: 0834829940, 1611801605, 9780834829947, 9781611801606
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Featuring over 100 delicious, garlic-laden recipes, this culinary biography offers a tour through the colorful history of one of the world’s most timeless ingredients
 
Garlic is the Lord Byron of produce, a lusty rogue that charms and seduces you but runs off before dawn, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Called everything from rustic cure-all to Russian penicillin, Bronx vanilla and Italian perfume, garlic has been loved, worshipped, and despised throughout history. No writer has quite captured the epic, roving story of garlic—until now.

While this book does not claim that garlic saved civilization (though it might cure whatever ails you), it does take us on a grand tour of its fascinating role in history, medicine, literature, and art; its controversial role in bigotry, mythology, and superstition; and its indispensable contribution to the great cuisines of the world. And just to make sure your appetite isn’t slighted, Garlic offers over 100 recipes featuring the beloved ingredient.
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