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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It sweetened rather than just spiced their food, and it was the raison d'etre for
their dessert. Unlike the French, who confined sugar to dessert and used it
sparingly in main courses, the English loved sugar immoderately. In 1603, an
what is sweetened with sugar, drinking it commonly with their wine and mixing it
with their meat."60 Common sayings in many European languages held that "
sugar never spoils a soup" and "no meat is ruined by sugar." Meat-loving
Fast food, most of it sweetened or fatty or both, had precedents in the nineteenth
century, when "gobble, gulp and go" prevailed among busy workers who valued
speedy food service because it gave them more time to work.
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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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