How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Author: Barry Estabrook
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449408419
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
View: 883
2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category Supermarket produce sections bulging with a year-round supply of perfectly round, bright red-orange tomatoes have become all but a national birthright. But in Tomatoland, which is based on his James Beard Award-winning article, "The Price of Tomatoes," investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry. Fields are sprayed with more than one hundred different herbicides and pesticides. Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue. Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times more sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed. The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern-day slave trade in the United States. How have we come to this point? Estabrook traces the supermarket tomato from its birthplace in the deserts of Peru to the impoverished town of Immokalee, Florida, a.k.a. the tomato capital of the United States. He visits the laboratories of seedsmen trying to develop varieties that can withstand the rigors of agribusiness and still taste like a garden tomato, and then moves on to commercial growers who operate on tens of thousands of acres, and eventually to a hillside field in Pennsylvania, where he meets an obsessed farmer who produces delectable tomatoes for the nation's top restaurants. Throughout Tomatoland, Estabrook presents a who's who cast of characters in the tomato industry: the avuncular octogenarian whose conglomerate grows one out of every eight tomatoes eaten in the United States; the ex-Marine who heads the group that dictates the size, color, and shape of every tomato shipped out of Florida; the U.S. attorney who has doggedly prosecuted human traffickers for the past decade; and the Guatemalan peasant who came north to earn money for his parents' medical bills and found himself enslaved for two years. Tomatoland reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today's agribusiness systems and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.

Where Am I Eating?

An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy with Discussion Questions and a Guide to Going "Glocal"
Author: Kelsey Timmerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118966546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 8247
A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America'sfood Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global foodproducers and the American consumer, providing an insightful lookat how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around theworld. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workersthat nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongsidethem—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvestingbananas in Costa Rica, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with amodern-day slave, picking coffee beans in Colombia and haulingtomatoes in Indiana. This new edition includes a study guide, adeeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for studentslooking to become engaged as both local and global citizens.Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simplyexplores the lives of those who feed us. Imports account for eighty-six percent of America's seafood,fifty percent of its fresh fruit, and eighteen percent of its freshvegetables. Where Am I Eating? examines the effects of thisreliance on those who supply the global food economy. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, andlearn from their worldviews intensely connected to people andplanet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives offarmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of foodproducers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line betweenexploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global foodeconomy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, investigatingthe lives of the people at the other end of the global foodeconomy, observing the hope and opportunity—or lackthereof—that results from our reliance on imports. WhereAm I Eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at theorigins of our food.

Migrant Workers

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737771771
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 2527
This book looks at the impact of migrant workers on the low-skilled American workers. It examines the ethical use of migrant workers and how immigration reform will impact them. Readers will learn from well researched essays supporting both sides of the story, allowing them to draw their own conclusions.

Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste

Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia
Author: Bill Best
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 082144462X
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 6372
The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora’s Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter — these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you’ll encounter in Bill Best’s remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian culture associated with them. As one of the people at the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables, along with the family stories and experiences that are a fundamental part of this world. While corporate agriculture privileges a few flavorless but hardy varieties of daily vegetables, seed savers have worked tirelessly to preserve genetic diversity and the flavors rooted in the Southern Appalachian Mountains — referred to by plant scientists as one of the vegetative wonders of the world. Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that would otherwise have been lost. As local efforts to preserve heirloom seeds have become part of a growing national food movement, Appalachian seed savers play a crucial role in providing alternatives to large-scale agriculture and corporate food culture. Part flavor guide, part people’s history, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce you to a world you’ve never known — or perhaps remind you of one you remember well from your childhood.

Edible Memory

The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods
Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622824X
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
View: 1151
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.

Food and the City

Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution
Author: Jennifer Cockrall-King
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 372
View: 8812
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Омни диета

Author: Тана Амен
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457771482
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 8714
Если вы держите в руках эту книгу, значит, вам небезразлично ваше настоящее и будущее. Вероятно, вы хотите похудеть или перехитрить болезнь, а может, у вас плохая наследственность или вы хотите помочь кому-то, кого любите.Многие люди, перепробовав все существующие диеты и программы по похудению и поняв, что ни одна из них не приносит желаемого результата, после надоедливых подсчетов калорий, ограничения себя в пище, дорогостоящих готовых диетических блюд и невыносимого чувства голода снова вернулись к тому, с чего начали.Остановитесь и переведите дыхание. Эта диета представляет собой план питания, который поможет вам раз и навсегда изменить свою жизнь и останется вместе с вами до конца ваших дней.Вы не просто будете есть меньше, а спортом заниматься больше – вы пройдете через череду кардинальных метаморфоз, откроете для себя новый взгляд на жизнь и станете улучшенной, более сильной и здоровой версией самого себя.

Белые трюфели зимой

Author: Николь Келби
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457210413
Category: Fiction
Page: 851
View: 2747
Огюст Эскофье был истинным французом, поэтому он превратил кухню в мастерскую художника, вдохнул в поварское дело поэзию и страсть. «Совершенство вкуса» – вот та вершина, которую он смог покорить, точно алхимик, смешивая ингредиенты, пробуя самые неожиданные сочетания продуктов.Внешне далеко не мужественный, весьма субтильный, даже хрупкий, он покорял женские сердца страстностью, романтикой, умением увидеть необычное в самых обычных вещах.Его любовницей была сама Сара Бернар, но сердце его разрывалось между чувством к этой великой актрисе и к своей жене, Дельфине. Они прожили в разлуке долгие десять лет, но под конец жизни Эскофье все же вернулся к ней и умер почти сразу после ее смерти.Простила ли его Дельфина? Наверное, да. Ведь не зря в последние свои дни она велела принести много помидоров – чтобы чувствовать запах этого овоща, который они с Огюстом когда-то назвали яблоком любви...

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Author: Barry Estabrook
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248038
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 5402
A Splendid Table Staff Book Pick of the Year "Estabrook, a reporter of iron constitution and persistence, has dug deep into the truth about the American pork industry without losing his sense of humor and humanity." —Christopher Kimball, Wall Street Journal In Pig Tales, New York Times best-selling author of Tomatoland Barry Estabrook turns his attention to the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on personal experiences raising pigs as well as sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He shows how these intelligent creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight. But Estabrook also reveals how it is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully, benefiting producers and consumers—as well as some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.

Джули and Джулия

готовим счастье по рецепту
Author: Джули Пауэлл
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9785386016913
Category: Cooking, French
Page: 382
View: 314

Fed Up

The High Costs of Cheap Food
Author: Dale Finley Slongwhite
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049847
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 5810
This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.

Балканские призраки.

Пронзительное путешествие сквозь историю
Author: Роберт Каплан
Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус
ISBN: 5389127811
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 6366
В 1980-х гг. Роберт Каплан несколько лет провел в Греции как корреспондент. За это время он объездил весь Балканский полуостров, изучил его историю и завел друзей среди местных жителей. Так была написана книга путешествий «Балканские призраки», а у автора возникло убеждение, что неискоренимая этническая рознь, ставшая результатом тяжелого исторического наследия и помноженная на бесчисленные современные проблемы, неизбежно приведет к кровавым конфликтам в этом регионе. Вскоре его предвидения оправдались. Поэтический травелог, проникнутый любовью к прекрасной природе Балкан, щемящей болью и горячим сочувствием к людям, оказавшимся заложниками собственной истории, привел автора к размышлениям, захватывающе интересным и значимым для всего человечества.

Оливия Киттеридж

Author: Элизабет Страут
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457755568
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4295
«Оливия Киттеридж» – одна из самых известных книг Элизабет Страут. Именно за эту книгу она была удостоена Пулитцеровской премии, а кроме того, испанской премии Libreter и итальянской Bancarella.Страут создала уникальное романное пространство и населила его колоритными героями, главная из которых, Оливия Киттеридж, женщина с сильным, противоречивым характером, обладает удивительным магнетизмом.Каждая из тринадцати новелл, составляющих книгу, содержит увлекательнейшую историю, которая захватывает и дарит ни с чем не сравнимое читательское удовольствие.

Тысяча белых женщин: дневники Мэй Додд

Author: Джим Фергюс
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040540337
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2003
Желая успокоить индейцев, грозящих беспорядками, правительство США начинает программу «Невесты для индейцев», в рамках которой женщинам, физически здоровым и способным по возрасту к рождению и воспитанию детей, предлагают пойти на брак с шайеннскими воинами. Чтобы сохранить этот план в тайне, для участия в программе привлекаются женщины, находящиеся в тюрьмах, психиатрических больницах и трудных жизненных обстоятельствах.