—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “An informative, enlightening account of
fruits and their role in human life.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Fruit Hunters is a
delectable journey through jungles, street markets and orchards in search of the
Author: Adam Leith Gollner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A historical account of the role of fruit in the modern world explores the machinations of multi-national corporations in distributing exotic fruits, the life of mass-produced fruits, and the author's experience with unusual varieties that are unavailable in America.
Paradise past, this time in Tibet. Claims of extraordinary medicinal power for a
single food. If something seems suspicious to you, that's good. For true believers
in these little red berries, the history of goji is a real downer. In The Fruit Hunters,
Author: Alan Levinovitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An incendiary work of science journalism debunking the myths that dominate the American diet and showing readers how to stop feeling guilty and start loving their food again—sure to ignite controversy over our obsession with what it means to eat right. FREE YOURSELF FROM ANXIETY ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet—or so a host of doctors and nutritionists would have you believe. But the science is far from settled and we are racing to eliminate wheat and corn syrup from our diets because we’ve been lied to. The truth is that almost all of us can put the buns back on our burgers and be just fine. Remember when butter was the enemy? Now it’s good for you. You may have lived through times when the Atkins Diet was good, then bad, then good again; you may have wondered why all your friends cut down on salt or went Paleo; and you might even be thinking about cutting out wheat products from your own diet. For readers suffering from dietary whiplash, The Gluten Lie is the answer. Scientists and physicians know shockingly little about proper nutrition that they didn’t know a thousand years ago, even though Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours obsessing over “eating right.” In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz takes on bestselling physicians and dietitians, exposing the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad—and pointing the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.
Marina Heilmeyer and Clemens Alexander Wimmer, Äpfelfürs Volk (Potsdam:
Vacat, 2007), 43; Adam Leith Gollner, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature,
Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (New York: Scribner, 2008), 48. Lape,
Apples and ...
Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.
The pips rustled on the hip of the qaröm fish; Ringgadaéamu investigated the
path of the red-coloured ones, he investigated the smooth Sago ground, the
stones rustled, the little fruits rustled on the thigh of the aib fish.” 2. If they saw a
Author: Jan Honore Maria Cornelis Boelaars
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every book has its own personal story and my book on the Jaqaj people is no exception. I collected my initial data at the time when the Dutch government was responsible for what is now lrian Jaya, a province of Indonesia. At the time that I worked in the field and gathered my information, I enjoyed the enduring interest and support of the late Mgr. H. Tillemans, m. s. c. , archbishop of Merauke. I wish to dedicate this book to his memory. my studies, written in Dutch, appeared in 1958 A first summary of under the tide Papoea's aan de Mappi. Further research in the area persuaded me that some of my previous views needed correction and that publication of more data was necessary as weIl. In 1969 I finished the Dutch draft of the present book. For its translation I was very fortuna te to have help of my colleague Mr. M. van Dijck. It appeared that the text was too long and had to be reduced to better, workable my homework for the following years. The final proportions. That was draft was corrected by my friend Dr. W. Beek, former teacher of English at several colleges, and finally retyped by Father A. Bodden, m. s. c. I owe all of these people my sincere thanks for the many hours spent on this work.
I prodded the undergrowth with my feet to feel for fruits stuck therein . There
would always ... In the early morning the whole place was strewn with yellowish
fruits . After the ... All fruit hunters need good luck , and we often had it . This fruit ,
Author: Tanure Ojaide
Publisher: Africa Research and Publications
A moving personal account of growing up in Nigeria in the 1950s and '60s in the period leading up to the first military coup in January 1966. A rare coming-of-age story from one of Africa's most distinguished poets and winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and numerous other awards.
Poisoned Fruits . 159 each other along the boughs overhead , renders rest and
sleep impossible . The solitude of a night in a forest is a myth conjured from the
brains of poets . Not a moment passes but some sound - strange in itself , or ...
Author: Carl Bock
The author's travels through Borneo and Sumatra.
Later they took the skills thus acquired for piloting , first river and then deep - sea ;
they became freighters , salvagers , pirates ( during the Napoleonic wars ) and '
fruit - hunters , ' a type of highly competitive freighting which involved sailing to ...
A quarterly journal of maritime history.
As you can see, the fruit is a bright scarlet. It has a mealy, tart taste. I suggest that
you gather as much of it as you are able. It is easily dried for eating during the
winter. The weight is such that it could be packed on the travois with little extra ...
Author: Shirley G. East
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
THE PALEO INDIAN SERIES: CLOVIS THE DREAM HUNTERS EPOCH A frightened abandoned child struggles to survive the terrifying perils of the Pleistocene Llano Estacado to become a powerful woman, protected by Spirit Mammoth Mother; her only friend a huge Dire Wolf. Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Llano Estacado of Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, the reader will thrill to meet the majestic Columbian Mammoth, shiver with fear at the attack of a fi erce Saber Toothed Tiger and come to love a very special Dire Wolf. She seeks and fi nds Th e People only to be threatened by an evil Dreamer who recognizes her as a threat and seeks her death. Th e Dream Hunters series will both captivate and educate the reader as they learn about the Clovis people, that early Paleo-Indian culture which has so intrigued and eluded the archaeologists for decades. Th e author has applied her fi rst hand experience as continued to back fl ap