Beans: A History

Title

Beans: A History

Files

Document Type

Book

Department

History

Description

This is the story of the bean, the staple food cultivated by humans for over 10,000 years. From the lentil to the soybean, every civilization on the planet has cultivated its own species of bean." "The humble bean has always attracted attention - from Pythagoras' notion that the bean hosted a human soul to St. Jerome's indictment against bean-eating in convents (because they "tickle the genitals"), to current research into the deadly toxins contained in the most commonly eaten beans." "Over time, the bean has been both scorned as "poor man's meat" and praised as health-giving, even patriotic. Attitudes toward this most basic of foodstuffs reveal a great deal about the society that consumes them.

Find in WorldCat

https://www.worldcat.org/title/beans-a-history/oclc/123485226&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-1845204303

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Publisher

Berg Publishers

City

New York, NY

First Page

1

Last Page

261

Keywords

Food Studies

Disciplines

Food Security | History | Sociology

Comments

First Edition