Heather Arndt Anderson is a food writer, culinary historian and botanist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Chillies: A Global History (Reaktion, 2016), Portland: A Food Biography (2014) and Breakfast: A History (2013).
"I have spent many warm, autumn afternoons, picking plump
blackberries from field hedgerows. . . . Berries documents
such traditions, along with intriguing botany, berry-lore, and the
berry's place in international medicinal and culinary history. . .
. Anderson covers the huge topic amazingly well, keeping the
discussion engaging and entertaining throughout. . . . These
stories, as well as the folk tales and mythology, make for a
fascinating read. . . . I have a new appreciation for these
jewel-like fruits."-- "Gardens Illustrated"
"There is much to learn about berries in this short book, with chapters covering their cultivation, culinary uses (from pies, preserves, cakes, and desserts to juices and alcoholic drinks), and their historical role as both poison and panacea. . . . Concise and attractively illustrated, Berries makes a tasty snack."-- "OxVeg News"