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Figs : a global history.

Author: David Sutton
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Series: Reaktion Books - Edible.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lusciously sweet and with a complex texture, figs are both a nutritious culinary delicacy and an important symbol in religion and culture. Associated with Christmas since the time of Charles Dickens-not to mention Dionysus or the Garden of Eden-the fig is steeped in history. In this account of the festive fruit, David C. Sutton places the fig in its historical context, examining its peculiar origins and the  Read more...
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Sutton, David.
Figs : A Global History.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Sutton
ISBN: 9781780233925 1780233922
OCLC Number: 890205035
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Figs: A GlobalHistory; ImprintPage; Contents; Introducing the Fig; 1. The Fruit of Paradise; 2.A Botanical Curiosity; 3. Origins in Arabia and Mesopotamia; 4. Figs in Ancient Greece; 5. Figs in Ancient Rome; 6. The Crusaders and Figs in Medieval Europe; 7. All Around the World:The Modern History; 8. 'Not Worth a Fig' or the Fruitof Heaven?; Recipes; Select Bibliography; Websites and Associations; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Reaktion Books - Edible.

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Lusciously sweet and with a complex texture, figs are both a nutritious culinary delicacy and an important symbol in religion and culture. Associated with Christmas since the time of Charles Dickens-not to mention Dionysus or the Garden of Eden-the fig is steeped in history. In this account of the festive fruit, David C. Sutton places the fig in its historical context, examining its peculiar origins and the importance it has garnered in so many countries. Sutton begins by describing the fig's strange biology-botanically, it is not a fruit, but rather a cluster of ingrowing flowers-th.

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