Sugar: a bittersweet history
Duckworth Overlook, 2009 M10 8 - 453 páginas
"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.
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a bittersweet history Elizabeth Abbott. Even this was modest compared to a "
sugar banquet" thrown in 1591 for England's sweet-toothed Virgin Queen, an
event so spectacular that it likely inspired Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night
... was the brief stretch between courses, or after a meal, when servants cleared,
or "voided," the table, and enterprising hosts filled up that void with ornate sugar
molds and flower, nut, spice and fruit confections, washed down by sweet wine.
Woloson emphasizes just how important it was for homemakers to be gifted as
well as generous in their sweet ... and determined social standing and degree of
refinement: how you were with sweets indicated how sweet you were yourself.
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A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
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Was disappointed in this, although it did have its moments. Parts were undigested, and it lacked a real overview and global perspective somehow. That being said, i devoured the detail on the West Indian lobby and British sugar traders. Leer comentario completo
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