The Potato

From the Andes in the 16th Century to Fish and Chips, the Story of How a Vegetable Changed History

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Following the potato from its early cultivation in 16th-century South America to its 20th-century marriage to battered fish, this social history covers developments in agriculture, class, diet, politics, economics, and technology. For two centuries a ...Continua
Jason
Ha scritto il 21/05/09
This is a fairly short book on how the tuber was initially introduced into Western culture, and how it overcame numerous prejudices and obstacles to become a food staple the world over. There are some dry sections in the book, but one does learn a g...Continua

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