Story of Corn
By (author) Betty Fussel
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Story of Corn by Betty Fussel
Book DescriptionA unique compendium, drawing upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built the New World. Corn transformed the way the entire world eats, providing a hardy, inexpensive alternative to rice or wheat and cheap fodder for livestock and finding its way into everything from explosives to embalming fluid. Betty Fussell has given us a true American saga, interweaving the histories of the indigenous peoples who first cultivated the grain and the European conquerors who appropriated and propagated it around the globe. She explores corn's roles as food, fetish, crop, and commodity to those who have planted, consumed, worshiped, processed, and profited from it for seven centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826335920
(235mm x 200mm x 27mm)
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Betty Fussel
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Ever since American soldiers returned home after World War II with a passion for pate and escargots instead of pork and beans, our preferences have moved from cooked to raw, from canned to fresh, from bland to savory, from water to wine. This title includes more than two hundred recipes with chapters on appetizers, soups, salads, sauces, and more.
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Author Biography - Betty Fussel
Betty Fussell received a PhD in English literature, has written over a dozen books about a variety of foods, and penned food columns for The New York Times. She resides in New York.
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