We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Berries by Heather Anderson

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.

Buy Berries by Heather Anderson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781780238951
ISBN-10: 1780238959
Format: Hardback
(197mm x 120mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Berries by Heather Anderson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Berries book by Heather Anderson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Heather Anderson

Heather Arndt Anderson is a food writer, culinary historian and botanist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Chillies: A Global History (Reaktion, 2016), Portland: A Food Biography (2014) and Breakfast: A History (2013).

A Preview for this title is currently not available.