Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States
A lively, interdisciplinary history of why the banana became America's most popular fresh fruit and how its popularity has affected the “banana republics” of Central America.
This lively history by the acclaimed author of Just Food and A Revolution in Eating follows the pecan from primordial Southern groves to the contemporary Chinese marketplace to reveal how a nut with a very limited natural range has become a global commodity and endangered heirloom.
Prudence M. Rice$34.95
This fascinating, deeply human narrative of colonialism and capitalism captures the history of a New World winery in the desert mountains of southern Peru.
Omar D. Foda$34.95
The lively story of an iconic beer brand, whose tumultuous business history illuminates the cultural transformations of Egypt over the last century.