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Edible Plants & Animals: Unusual Foods from Aardvark to Zamia
A.D. Livingston & Helen Livingston. People everywhere have eaten all sorts of plants & animals -- from the obvious to the arcane -- for nourishment, flavor, ceremony & medicinal purposes. Often, what may seem abhorrent to one culture may very well a staple or even a delicacy to the palates of another. Here is an exhaustive compendium of the products of nature fit for human consumption, with fascinating gastronomical histories of more than 500 members of the plant & animal kingdoms. Entries cover the geographical origin of the foods, the derivation of their names, who ate them & why, & the methods of preparation. Explores the nutritive, medicinal & cultural significance of the foods, as well as which parts of each plant or animal are edible & which are poisonous. Ill.
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