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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Together with the tea and coffee it sweetened, sugar was one of the most
important founding blocks of the British Empire. The eighteenth-century Abbe"
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Those with less capital to front freight, duties, warehousing and other costs were
often forced by their urgent need for cash to accept lower prices. Sharing
information helped members of the West Indian societies make important
In her long section on cakes, Farmer also underscored the importance of sugar
and warned against skimping on it: "It is essential to the balance of flavor in a
good cake. If you begin to reduce the sugar you lose some of the essential
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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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