The Food Explorer:The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats Dutton Daniel Stone
Summary of The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone Conversation Starters: Paul Adams
The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eatsby Daniel Stone´´´´´´´ Conversation Starters: dailyBooks
The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eatsby Daniel Stone Conversation Starters: dailyBooks
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late 19th-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes - and thousands more - to the American plate In the 19th century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild´s finds weren´t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America´s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003387/bk_peng_003387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that the shrimp in our freezer may be farmed and frozen in Vietnam, the grapes in our fruit bowl shipped from Chile, and the coffee in our coffee maker grown in Nicaragua, roasted in Germany, and distributed in Canada? Parasecoli describes a system made up of open-ended, shifting, and unstable networks rather than well-defined chains; considers healthy food and the contradictory advice about it consumers receive; discusses food waste and the implications for sustainability; explores food technologies (and ´´culinary luddism¿); and examines hunger and food insecurity in both developing and developed countries. Parasecoli reminds us that we are not only consumers but also citizens, and as citizens we have more power to improve the food system than we do by our individual food choices.
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Is the five-second rule legitimate? Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers? Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake? How gross is backwash? When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues - until now. In Did You Just Eat That? food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take listeners into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide us through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of good hygiene and microbiology. Written with candid humor, this fascinating book will reveal surprising answers to the most frequently debated - and also the weirdest - questions about food and germs, sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered: Should I really eat that? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Boston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002389/bk_high_002389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.