Description - Story of Corn by Betty Fussel
A 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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Format: Paperback / softback
University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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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.