A Curious History of Vegetables: Aphrodisiacal and Healing Properties, Folk Tales, Garden Tips, and Recipes - Wolf D. Storl (2016)

Introduction

Common Vegetables

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus, Vicia faba)

Bell Pepper and Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum, C. fructescens)

Cabbage Family (Brassica oleracea)

Carrot (Daucus carota)

Celery (Apium graveolens)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Corn (Zea mays)

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)

Eggplant or Aubergine (Solanum melongena)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Lamb’s Lettuce (Valerianella locusta, Valerianella olitoria)

Leek (Allium porrum)

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus)

Onion (Allium cepa)

Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Pea (Pisum sativum)

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Pumpkin and Squash (Cucurbita pepo, C. maxima, C. moschata)

Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Red Beet and Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris)

Salsify (Scorzonera hispanica)

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, Lycopersicum esculentum)

Forgotten, Rare, and Less-Known Vegetables

Burdock or Gobo (Arctium lappa var. edule)

Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus or Blitum bonus-henricus)

Green Amaranth (Amaranthus lividus, A. blitum, A. viridis)

Knotroot or Chinese Artichoke (Stachys sieboldii, S. tubifera, S. affinis)

Mallow (Malva subspecies)

New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides, T. expansa)

Oyster Plant (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Parsley Root (Petroselinum crispum covar. radicosum)

Parsnip Chervil (Chaerophyllum bulbosum)

Shungiku or Garland Chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria, Chrysanthemum coronarium)

Skirret (Sium sisarum)

Forgotten, Rare, and Hardly Known Lettuce Greens

Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata, Montia perfoliata)

Mustard Greens (white mustard: Sinapis alba, black mustard: S. nigra, Brassica nigra, Indian mustard: B. juncea, wild mustard: S. arvensis)

Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Rampion (Campanula rapunculus)

Rocket or Rucola (Eruca sativa)

COSMIC COOKING: THE PLANETARY CUISINE OF ARTHUR HERMES

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