Strange-But-True Food History Books

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  • Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
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    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...
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  • Encyclopedia of Pasta
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    History Cooking & Cookbooks - Spaghetti, gnocchi, tagliatellea, ravioli, vincisgrassi, strascinati pasta in its myriad forms has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet longer than bread. This beautiful ... - Encyclopedia of Pasta (Books)
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  • In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules
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    General Business & Economics - The untold story of the renegade burger chain that evokes a passionate following unlike any other In fast-food corporate America, In-N-Out Burger stands apart. Begun in a ... - In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules (Books)
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  • Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer
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    Film and Video - General Performing Arts - A whole new kind of movie tie-in the first in a series goes behind the scenes and deeper into the issues and ideas raised by a provocative documentary on the contemporary way ... - Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It (Books)
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  • Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
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    Industries - Retailing Business & Economics - Part culinary travelogue, part cultural history, Save the Deli is a must-read for anyone whose idea of perfect happiness is tucking into a pastrami on rye with a pickle on the ... - Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen (Books)
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  • Salt: A World History
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    Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as...
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  • Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (Books)
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    Historical - General Biography & Autobiography - The Barnes & Noble Review In New England folklore, cod was the fish that Christ multiplied to feed the masses. Satan tried to do the same thing, but since his hands were ... - Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (Books)
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