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Figs
Author: David Sutton

ISBN: 9781780233499
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.0 x 1.8
Description:
Figs, fresh and dried, have become the fruit of celebrations and festivities throughout the western world, and have been the typical fruit of Christmas since at least the time of Charles Dickens. In Figs: A Global History, David C. Sutton examines the festive and celebratory importance of figs in many countries, by placing this luscious and festive fruit in its historical context. Figs describes the odd biology of the fig, which is botanically not a fruit at all, as well as its Arabian origins and the possibility that Adam and Eve's 'forbidden fruit' was actually a fig. Featuring numerous recipes and fine illustrations, this is a lively, engaging account of a unique and delicious food.

About the Author

David Sutton is Director of Research Projects at the University of Reading.

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