Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rebecca Rupp at Northshire Bookstore
on Friday, July 27th

Book Signing
with author Rebecca Rupp
Friday, July 27, at 7 PM
Main Street, Manchester Center, Vermont
802-362-2200 • 800-437-3700

How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a rollicking, addictive discussion of the history, lore, cultural associations, and traditions associated with 23 popular vegetables. History buffs and vegetable lovers will find common ground while learning how beans beat back the Dark Ages and peppers won the Nobel Prize.

Author Rebecca Rupp uses her witty, well-crafted storytelling to offer a new perspective on the place of vegetables in human history. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, that cucumbers may be afraid of thunderstorms, and why some 17th-century turnips were considered degenerate.

Written for gardeners, foodies, and anyone curious about the history of their favorite veggies, How Carrots Won the Trojan War satisfies on every level. A recent selection of the History and Military Book Clubs, it has appeal across a variety of genres. With generous portions of humor and intriguing little-known facts, readers are sure to love – and endlessly retell – these unique and flavorful stories.


Gardeningbren said...

I loved this book, adored it in fact. Please pardon me for saying..the title didn't divulge the book inside as well as I think it might have. If it were not for the fact it was a gift..likely I would have passed it by.

But I have to say, it was one of my best reads of 2012 so far..fantastic, well written, exciting, full of research, history and beautiful literature. I learned so much!! An inspiring read which will stay in my library..not for lendsies without a firm commitment of return.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your title critique, and I am glad someone gifted you the book and that you enjoyed so much. I will pass this along to Sales and Editorial in case they don't see your comment on the blog.