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.
Praise for GARLIC:
lovers unite, and delight in Robin Cherry’s
splendid and comprehensive edible biography
of garlic. This masterful work integrates
the history, legends, lore, and even
vampire tales, along with an inp- sired selection of recipes from condiments to desserts.
A must have book for a cook’s library.”
–Diane Morgan, author of Roots: The Definitive Compendium
Praise for CATALOG:
this fascinating and fully illustrated study, veteran direct marketer
Cherry guides readers through the evolution of the catalog...this volume
should set adult readers to page-flipping just like a kid with the new
Toys R Us Christmas circular."
–Publishers Weekly, Web Pick of the Week
"A riveting look at the world of shopping before Amazon and eBay." –ReadyMade