University at Albany
Paul Grondahl

Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science (2010)
by Eric Block

Eric Block's book Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science explores the chemistry of onions and garlic in an entertaining and accessible way. Block, a professor of chemistry, is a national expert with four decades of accumulated knowledge on the chemical compounds behind alliums. He investigates the claims of health benefits, lauds alliums’ place in culinary history, and provides quality color illustrations, including onions painted by Renoir.