Potato

Potato

A History of the Propitious Esculent

Book - 2009
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Photojournalist Reader (Africa: A Biography of the Continent) traces the humble potato from its roots in the Peruvian Andes to J.R. Simplot's multibillion-dollar-a-year French fry business. Despite its predilection to disease, the potato is a highly adaptable, high-yield, and nutrient-packed foodstuff. While this title focuses primarily on the potato's presence in South America and Europe, it also touches on Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and China-currently the world's largest producer and consumer of potatoes. Verdict: Curiously little attention is paid to the tuber's contributions to the culinary and beverage landscape; the UK subtitle of this work, "The Potato in World History," provides a more accurate description of the focus of the text
Publisher: New Haven [CT] : Yale University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780300141092
0300141092
9780300171457
0300171455
Branch Call Number: 641.3521 Read
Characteristics: xvi, 315 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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patcarstensen
Jun 11, 2019

The book makes connections between biology and history that are very thought-provoking. I think I'll go bake a potato.

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white_goose_25 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 80

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