Review of Precious Cargo in Midwest Book Review

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PRECIOUS CARGO: HOW FOODS FROM THE AMERICAS CHANGED THE WORLD discusses the global food trade which has been around for thousands of years, and provides a fine story of how many Western foods evolved to move around the world, create new trends, and even save other cultures from starvation. It offers a lively yet scholarly discussion of how these foods were transported around the world and accompanies its discussions with color images and illustrations to make for a lively, involving culinary history. Even more compelling: it arranges its discussions by foods and includes the botany and anthropology of New World foods, making for a discussion that’s highly recommended for any fan of culinary history.  —Midwest Book Review, October, 2014.

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