In the Devil's Garden : A Sinful History of Forbidden Food, Paperback

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
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781841954059



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