Say strawberries and you get a smile in response.
But how much do we know about strawberries more than that they are fragrant red and taste like summer holidays, birdsong and sunshine?
Multiple award-winning Lotte Möller has traveled along the strawberry rips in time and space and made a number of strange discoveries. For example, that the berry that today stands for childhood and innocence once symbolized falsehood and betrayal. And that it was not advisable to eat because toads could have poisoned it. Strawberries have also had an erotic meaning. "Picking strawberries under the snow" was a popular game in the 19th century which meant that the loser was allowed to be kissed under a stretched sheet. Everything you can want to know about strawberries in the garden, in the design, in the botany, in jams, desserts and spirits, in the poem and in the painting is dealt with in this exciting and beautifully illustrated book.