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Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums

Andrews, Jean

ISBN 10: 0292764863 / ISBN 13: 9780292764866
Published by University of Texas Press, 1984
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page, "With warmest wishes Jean Andrews." Near fine copy, very clean and tight. DJ has a tiny tear to spine but otherwise clean and bright. 170 pages. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4737033524

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Title: Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Since its original publication in 1984, Peppers has become the complete and classic source for the history and dispersion, biology and taxonomy, cultivation, and medicinal, economic, and gastronomic uses of the domesticated capsicum. In this new edition, Jean Andrews updates each section with new material gathered over the last ten years. Particularly interesting are her descriptions of recent medicinal uses of peppers (including a recipe for pain-relieving capsaicin cream) and the inclusion of two additional cultivars, Datil and Scotch Bonnet.

Like the first edition, this volume is illustrated with botanically accurate, yet aesthetically pleasing paintings that show the blossoms, buds, young peppers, and mature specimens of 34 cultivars in full color. Dr. Andrews also provides a recipe for the most typical dish in which each pepper is used, recipes that she herself has tested and served to grateful friends. With its up-to-the-minute, encyclopedic text and beautiful illustrations, Peppers remains a botanical natural history par excellence.

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