Friday, July 8, 2016

A Curious History of Vegetables by Wolf D. Storl

The book, A Curious History of Vegetables by Wolf D. Storl is your guide into growing, learning and creating recipes with veggies! It's an excellent read if you love to garden, want to learn about the plants you eat and even some older, less known type. The book is well organized from some interesting facts and benefits of vegetables, the types of plants, and recipes plus much more wonderful info can be found inside!

I just love that it covers information on how to use plants as natural healing sources. That is another reason I love growing my own garden and this book has some information to explain what they can help do to the body and other things.
I also noticed that if you are interested in Ayurvedic nutrition, this book explains a little about that as well. Plus, some extra info on the history and many uses for those points in time.
One of the plants, Jeruseulm Artichoke actually was growing outside my old house and I never understood what they were, except that they had small sunflowers growing on top. Finally, this book covers exactly what they product, small potato-like tubers that can be similar to the Chinese water chestnut. Something pretty interesting to me, since I was so lost without any idea what they were. So even some plants not really usual in gardens can be found inside a few others like Salsify, Good King Henry, and much more!
Honestly, I think this is better than the typical how to grow plants or veggies. Instead, you learn some history, understand the most known vegetables that we would grow and how they work to heal and much more! It's like a book that covers more than grown. Finally, I found this to be a great read! It leaves me interested in all the wonderful facts and information that is covered, but also helps me grow a garden at the same time!
Information About The Author:
Wolf D. Storl, PhD, is an ethnobotanist and the author of some two dozen books on herbalism, alternative medicine, ethnobotany, and shamanism. Born in Saxony, Germany, he received his PhD in ethnology from the University of Berne, Switzerland. His early post-doctorate career includes research in a Swiss biodynamic farming community, teaching anthropology and organic gardening at Rogue College in Oregon, participant-observer research at a traditional Swiss farm, and two years in India as a visiting scholar at the Benares Hindu University. Always interested in local gardening practices in his travels around the world, 25 years ago Dr. Storl was able to put his learning to the test when he and his family moved to a mountain farmstead in southern Germany. There he maintains a year-round vegetable garden and continues to teach, also appearing on television in the U.S. and many countries in Europe as a spokesman for natural horticulture.

Book Information:
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books (June 14, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623170397
ISBN-13: 978-1623170394
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

If you're interested in learning more, please follow the link below:
North Atlantic Books - A Curious History of Vegetables Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes by Wolf D. Storl

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