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The Resource Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world, Dave DeWitt

Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world, Dave DeWitt

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Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world
Title
Precious cargo
Title remainder
how foods from the Americas changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Dave DeWitt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foods, specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey, Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world, transforming cuisines and the very fabric of life on the planet. Organized thematically by foodstuff, Precious Cargo delves into the botany, zoology and anthropology connected to new world foods, often uncovering those surprising individuals who were responsible for their spread and influence, including same traders, brutish conquerors, a Scottish millionaire obsessed with a single fruit and a British lord and colonial governor with a passion for peppers, to name a few. Precious Cargo is a must read for foodies and historians alike"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeWitt, Dave
Dewey number
306.420890091734
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN407.4
LC item number
.D48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • America
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • America
Label
Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world, Dave DeWitt
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spanish invasions and strange foods of the new world -- The culinary century: Turkish wheat, Indian chickens, and false pepper -- Exotic, strong, and sometimes intoxicating: new drinks and flavorings -- Venerous roots, poisonous love apples, and the king of fruits -- Of Kenkey, chop, piri-piri, and the testicle tree -- Sir George and the curry diaspora -- The fiery "vegetable civilizations" of Asia
Control code
884645797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (399 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619023888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
80ac439c-1489-491c-a7ea-011229b532fd
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884645797
Label
Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world, Dave DeWitt
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spanish invasions and strange foods of the new world -- The culinary century: Turkish wheat, Indian chickens, and false pepper -- Exotic, strong, and sometimes intoxicating: new drinks and flavorings -- Venerous roots, poisonous love apples, and the king of fruits -- Of Kenkey, chop, piri-piri, and the testicle tree -- Sir George and the curry diaspora -- The fiery "vegetable civilizations" of Asia
Control code
884645797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (399 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619023888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
80ac439c-1489-491c-a7ea-011229b532fd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884645797

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