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Berries, Hardback Book

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Berries are enmeshed with human history. Widely available in nature, they have been part of the human diet for millennia, and today they inspire everything from lip-gloss flavours to amusement parks.

However diminutive their size, berries are of such significance to Northern and Eastern Europeans that picking them in the wild is `everyman's right', interwoven with their cultural identity, but some berries can be deadly. In Berries: A Global History, Heather Arndt Anderson relates the story of how humans came to love these tiny, bewildering fruits.

Readers meet the inventor of thornless brambles, learn ancient fables and berry-lore, and discover berries' use in poisonous witches' brews and modern superfood health crazes.

Featuring a selection of historic and original recipes for berry-lovers to try, this is a witty and lushly illustrated ramble through the curious history of our favourite fruits, which will appeal to food lovers and social historians alike.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 60 illustrations, 55 in colour
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
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  • Category: Food & society
  • ISBN: 9781780238951

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