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Pineapple A Global History

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ISBN-10: 1780231792

ISBN-13: 9781780231792

Edition: 2013

Authors: Kaori O'Connor

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 Poet Charles Lamb described the pineapple as “too ravishing for moral taste . . . like lovers’ kisses she bites—she is a pleasure bordering on pain, from fierceness and insanity of her relish.” From the moment Christopher Columbus discovered it on a Caribbean island in 1493, the pineapple has seduced the world, becoming an object of passion and desire. Beloved by George Washington, a favorite of kings and aristocrats, the pineapple quickly achieved an elite status among fruits that it retains today. Kaori O’Connor tells the story of this culinary romance in Pineapple, an intriguing history of this luscious fruit. O’Connor follows the pineapple across time and cultures, exploring how it was…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Kaori O'Connor is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, UCL, UK.