Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Penguin Canada, 2008 - 453 páginas
Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.
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Ice Cream and Sodas Ice cream, also sugar laden, was a popular urban treat. In
New York City, ice-cream street vendors advertised their wares by bawling, "I
scream ice cream."592 Sold from stands or carts, ice cream was relatively cheap.
In New York, two majestic ice-cream saloons catered to "women who would
rather starve to death than enter a restaurant alone."594 Of course, men could
also enjoy ice cream in public places. A New York opera house had an ice-cream
cream, making it universally available. The more ice cream that was produced,
the greater the demand for sugar. Ice cream became so ubiquitous that in 1850,
the widely read Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book pronounced it one of life's ...
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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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