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 Bittersweet History Elizabeth Abbott. Even this was modest compared to a "
sugar banquet" thrown in 1 591 for England's sweet-toothed Virgin Queen, an
event so spectacular that it likely inspired Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night
Woloson emphasizes just how important it was for homemakers to be gifted as
well as generous in their sweet offerings: "Homemade confections were not
merely tasteful dainties but, more important, crucial morsels that defined and ...
Like sugar, girls were innately sweet; also like sugar, which lacked nutritional
value, girls were frivolous and impractical. And just as the way to a man's heart
was through his stomach, the way to a woman's heart was through the sweetness
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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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