Adam Leith Gollner
Publisher: Scribner; 1 edition (May 20, 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.9 MB
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scrumptious, deadly, hallucinogenic and medicinal, end result have led countries to struggle, fueled dictatorships and lured humans into new worlds. An day trip in the course of the interesting global of fruit, The Fruit Hunters is the engrossing tale of a few of Earth's so much wanted meals. In lustrous prose, Adam Leith Gollner attracts readers right into a Willy Wonka-like global with mangoes that flavor like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter end result and the miracle fruit that turns every little thing bitter to candy, making lemons style like lemonade. Peopled with a solid of characters as different and peculiar because the fruit -- smugglers, inventors, explorers and epicures -- this amazing publication unveils the mysterious universe of fruit, from the jungles of Borneo to the prized orchards of Florida's fruit hunters to American supermarkets. Gollner examines the end result we consume and explains why we devour them (the clinical, fiscal and aesthetic reasons); strains the lifetime of industrially produced culmination (how they're created, grown and advertised) and explores the underworld of culmination which are inaccessible, missed or even forbidden within the Western global. An intrepid journalist and prepared observer of nature -- either human and botanical -- Adam Leith Gollner has written a shiny story of horticultural obsession.