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The Resource Chilies to chocolate : food the Americas gave the world, edited by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell

Chilies to chocolate : food the Americas gave the world, edited by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell

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Chilies to chocolate : food the Americas gave the world
Title
Chilies to chocolate
Title remainder
food the Americas gave the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Columbus stumbled upon the New World while seeking the riches of the Orient, yet native peoples of the Americas already held riches beyond his knowing. From maize to potatoes to native beans, a variety of crops unfamiliar to Europeans was being cultivated by indigenous peoples of the Americas, with other foods like chilies and chocolate on hand to make diets all the more interesting. Chilies to Chocolate traces the biological and cultural history of some New World crops
  • that have worldwide economic importance. Drawing on disciplines as diverse as anthropology, ethnobotany, and agronomy, it focuses on the domestication and use of these plants by native peoples and their dispersion into the fields and kitchens of the Old World: tomatoes to Italy, chili peppers throughout Asia, cacao wherever a sweet tooth craves chocolate. Indeed, potatoes and maize now rank with wheat and rice as the world's principal crops. "The sweetness of corn on the
  • cob is sweeter for knowing the long, winding way by which it has come into one's hands," observe Foster and Cordell. Featuring contributions by Gary Nabhan, Alan Davidson, and others, Chilies to Chocolate will increase readers' appreciation of the foods we all enjoy, of the circuitous routes by which they have become part of our diets, and of the vital role that Native Americans have played in this process
Summary
Draws on disciplines as diverse as anthropology, ethnobotany, and agronomy to trace the biological and cultural history of the crops indigenous to the Americas and how they made their way to the kitchens of the Old World
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641.3097
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB176.A48C45
NAL item number
1992
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food the Americas gave the world
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Chilies to chocolate : food the Americas gave the world, edited by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index
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Contents
Introduction / Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell -- 1. Europeans' Wary Encounter with Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Other New World Foods / Alan Davidson -- 2. The Renaissance of Amaranth / Daniel K. Early -- 3. Vanilla: Nectar of the Gods / Patricia Rain -- 4. Maize: Gift from America's First Peoples / Walton C. Galinat -- 5. Beans of the Americas / Lawrence Kaplan and Lucille N. Kaplan -- 6. The Peripatetic Chili Pepper: Diffusion of the Domesticated Capsicums Since Columbus / Jean Andrews -- 7. Forgotten Roots of the Incas / Noel Vietmeyer -- 8. A Brief History and Botany of Cacao / John A. West -- 9. Quinoa's Roundabout Journey to World Use / John F. McCamant -- Epilogue: Native Crops of the Americas: Passing Novelties or Lasting Contributions to Diversity? / Gary Paul Nabhan -- Appendix: Food Plants of American Origin
Control code
ocm25411150
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780816513246
Lccn
92005243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411150
  • (Sirsi) a173396
Label
Chilies to chocolate : food the Americas gave the world, edited by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell -- 1. Europeans' Wary Encounter with Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Other New World Foods / Alan Davidson -- 2. The Renaissance of Amaranth / Daniel K. Early -- 3. Vanilla: Nectar of the Gods / Patricia Rain -- 4. Maize: Gift from America's First Peoples / Walton C. Galinat -- 5. Beans of the Americas / Lawrence Kaplan and Lucille N. Kaplan -- 6. The Peripatetic Chili Pepper: Diffusion of the Domesticated Capsicums Since Columbus / Jean Andrews -- 7. Forgotten Roots of the Incas / Noel Vietmeyer -- 8. A Brief History and Botany of Cacao / John A. West -- 9. Quinoa's Roundabout Journey to World Use / John F. McCamant -- Epilogue: Native Crops of the Americas: Passing Novelties or Lasting Contributions to Diversity? / Gary Paul Nabhan -- Appendix: Food Plants of American Origin
Control code
ocm25411150
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780816513246
Lccn
92005243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411150
  • (Sirsi) a173396

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