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Garlic, an Edible Biography: The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World's Most Pungent Food (Robin Cherry)

Featuring over 100 delicious, garlic-laden recipes, this culinary biography offers a tour through the colorful history of one of the world’s most timeless ingredients
Garlic is the Lord Byron of produce, a lusty rogue that charms and seduces you but runs off before dawn, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Called everything from rustic cure-all to Russian penicillin, Bronx vanilla and Italian perfume, garlic has been loved, worshipped, and despised throughout history. No writer has quite captured the epic, roving story of garlic—until now.

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