About the Book
Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science includes a foreword by 1990 Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey, and it is considered one of the most thoroughly-developed books on the topic. In order to paint a complete picture of garlic's deep impact since the beginning of Western civilization, Block has used resources from archaeology, medicine, ecology, food sciences, agriculture, and organic chemistry. He includes many illustrations and easy-to-understand examples, which will help the average reader grasp the more complex scientific concepts involved, while remaining interesting to the advanced researcher.
About the Author
Eric Block is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Albany - State University of New York, and he has been a Visiting Fellow at many prestigious universities around the world, from Cambridge and Bologna to Harvard Universities. He has devoted over 35 years to studying Allium species, in particular garlic and onions, as well as the medicinal applications of their sulfur-based compounds. He has published over 220 scientific papers on these topics, which have earned him tremendous prestige as well as a permanent seat on the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.