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Hidden natural histories. Herbs

Author: Kim Hurst
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Hidden natural histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behind the pungent aroma of garlic and the cook, palate-cleansing taste of mint in our toothpaste are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. In Herbs, Kim Hurst concocts a delightful tale of the leafs, seeds, and flowers that for millennia have grown in our gardens, provided savor to our stews, and been used to treat our ailments. Many of herbs' uses will surprise: rosemary, renowned for it's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Hurst
ISBN: 9780226271170 022627117X 022624685X 9780226246857
OCLC Number: 890757471
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Hidden natural histories.
Responsibility: Kim Hurst.

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Behind the pungent aroma of garlic and the cook, palate-cleansing taste of mint in our toothpaste are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. In Herbs, Kim Hurst concocts a delightful tale of the leafs, seeds, and flowers that for millennia have grown in our gardens, provided savor to our stews, and been used to treat our ailments. Many of herbs' uses will surprise: rosemary, renowned for it's piney flavor, has also been used to protect homes from thieves, aid memory, preserve youth, cure depression, and attract helpful garden elves. Packed with informative and beautiful illustrations, both new and from historical archives, Herbs will charm every chef, gourmand, kitchen gardener or purveyor of garden elves.

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