In The Devil's Garden : A Sinful History of Forbidden Food, Paperback Book

In The Devil's Garden : A Sinful History of Forbidden Food Paperback

Description

From the forbidden fruit of the Old Testament to the numerous laws broken at Francois Mitterand's final meal, In the Devil's Garden is a mouth-watering history of food taboos from around the world - a smorgasbord of culinary titbits to spice up any after-dinner conversation.

In a history peppered with religious extremists who would rather starve to death than violate ancient taboos, and in an age when half the world's population - from cow-loving Hindus to Kosher Jews and Western vegetarians - still live with harsh dietary restrictions, Allen reveals just how significant, and pervasive, our relationship with food is.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781841954059

Other Formats

£9.99

£7.85

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Stewart Lee Allen