Story of Corn

ISBN-10: 0826335926

ISBN-13: 9780826335920

Edition: 2004

Authors: Betty Fussell

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A unique compendium, drawing upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built the New World. Corn transformed the way the entire world eats, providing a hardy, inexpensive alternative to rice or wheat and cheap fodder for livestock and finding its way into everything from explosives to embalming fluid. Betty Fussell has given us a true American saga, interweaving the histories of the indigenous peoples who first cultivated the grain and the European conquerors who appropriated and propagated it around the globe. She explores corn's roles as food, fetish, crop, and commodity to those who have planted, consumed, worshiped, processed, and profited from it for seven centuries.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

BETTY FUSSELL is the author of ten previous books, including The Story of Corn and My Kitchen Wars. A contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gastronomica, and other publications, she has also lectured widely on food history. Western born, she lives in New York City.

A Babel of Corn
Seeds of Life
The Daily Round
Flesh and Blood
The Sacred Round
Closing the Circle
Index
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