Rebecca Rupp takes readers on a high-spirited romp through the vegetable garden with 23 amusing and surprising tales of veggie lore and veggies of yore. Did you know, for instance, that celery has been used at various times in history as a fashion statement, a laxative, and an aphrodisiac (by Casanova, no less)? Or about the thwarted poisoned pea plot against George Washington? Definitely not your garden-variety food history.
March 7: "Corporate America now desperately needs the powers associated with the poetic imagination not only to see its way through the present whirligig of change, but also, because poetry asks for accountability..."