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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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.
In 1761, pharmacist Dr. Joseph Fry took over Bristol-based Dr. Charles
Churchman's chocolate business and produced sugar-sweetened chocolate
tablets that, boiled in hot water and sweetened with a fine moist sugar and a little
cream or ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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