In the Devil's Garden : A Sinful History of Forbidden Food Paperback
From the forbidden fruit of the Old Testament to the numerous laws broken at Francois Mitterand's final meal, In the Devil's Garden is a mouth-watering history of food taboos from around the world - a smorgasbord of culinary titbits to spice up any after-dinner conversation.
In a history peppered with religious extremists who would rather starve to death than violate ancient taboos, and in an age when half the world's population - from cow-loving Hindus to Kosher Jews and Western vegetarians - still live with harsh dietary restrictions, Allen reveals just how significant, and pervasive, our relationship with food is.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/05/2003
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781841954059