About this book
The very first history of the humble bean, packed with intriguing facts and humorous anecdotes.
From the lentil to the soybean, every civilization on the planet has cultivated its own species of bean. The humble bean has always attracted attention - from Pythagoras' notion that the bean hosted a human soul to St Jerome's indictment against bean-eating in convents. This book takes readers on a journey across cuisines and cultures.