In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food (Main)

In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food (Main)

By: Stuart Lee Allen (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Currently living in Brooklyn, Stewart Lee Allen has also called California, Kathmandu, Sydney, San Cristobel, Calcutta and San Francisco home. When not lounging about a cafe in a far-flung corner of the globe, he has worked as a grape-picker, theatrical director, bathroom attendant, grave-digger, punk musician, smuggler and, of course, a writer. He is the author of the award-winning fiction collection The Art of Rape as well as his acclaimed history of coffee, The Devil's Cup.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781841954059
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781841954059
  • weight: 232
  • ISBN10: 1841954055
  • edition: Main

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