Chapter 22. The Evolution of Vegetables

  1. Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch22

A History of Food

A History of Food

How to Cite

Toussaint-Samat, M. (2008) The Evolution of Vegetables, in A History of Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181198

Online ISBN: 9781444305135



  • cabbage, oldest edible varieties of vegetables;
  • sauce, soup-like dish;
  • Cichorium intybus, ‘endive’ of the ancient Greeks;
  • Nasturtium officinale, aromatic plant, expelling worms;
  • France, largest asparagus-producing country