The Hidden Stories of Vegetables

The etymological secrets hidden in your soup

Image by Ian Wilson from Pixabay

Not only are vegetables good for you, they can be a source of delight: the fragrance and sweetness of tomatoes on a summer day, the delicious pop that gives snap peas their name, the contented murmuring a winter stew on the stove.

The words we use for vegetables are loaded with the history of how people have…

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