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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A few refineries produced small quantities of sucre royal, considered the most
exquisite sugar and correspondingly expensive. Its refiners enthused that it was "
very pure and marvellously transparent . . . even, fine, dry, brilliant, and easy to ...
In 1 868, Cadbury mass-produced the first boxed chocolates, and in 1875, the
chocolate Easter egg, a chocolate shell filled with sugar-coated nuts. By the end
of the nineteenth century, Cadbury offered more than two hundred types of boxed
Fueling themselves with ethanol will enable developing and many less
developed sugarcane-producing nations to move toward self-sufficiency. In one
of his first announcements after his 2006 election, Haiti's president Rend Preval
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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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