Avocado: A Global History

A Global History
Reaktion Books (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 13. April 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 144 Seiten
978-1-78914-203-7 (ISBN)
The avocado is the iconic food of the twenty-first century. It has gone from a little-known regional
food to a social media darling in less than a hundred years. This is an astounding trajectory for a fruit
that isn't sweet, becomes bitter when it is cooked and has perhaps the oddest texture of any fruit or vegetable. But the idea that this rich and delicious fruit is also healthy despite being fatty and energy-dense gives it unicorn status among modern eaters, especially millennials.
Through lively anecdotes, colourful pictures and delicious recipes, Jeff Miller explores the meteoric rise of the avocado, from its co-evolution with the megaherbivores of the Pleistocene to its acceptance by the Spanish conquistadores in Mexico and its current dominance of food consumers' imagination.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
60 illustrations, 50 in colour
  • Höhe: 197 mm
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  • Breite: 120 mm
978-1-78914-203-7 (9781789142037)
Jeff Miller is an Associate Professor of Hospitality Management at Colorado State University. He is the co-author of Food Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods (2009) and was named Culinary Educator of the Year in 2017.

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