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The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table

G botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eaterKale from Croatia mangoes from India and hops from Bavaria Peaches from China avocados from Chile and pomegranates from Malta Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food From Egypt he sent ba Book DescriptionThe true adventures of David Fairchild a late nineteenth century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados mangoes seedless grapes and thousands to the American plateMy ThoughtsIn the 19th century preparing meals and eating was solely viewed as necessary for survival People didn t go on culinary adventures or look for exotic ingredients to create flavor combinations to delight the palate Enter David Fairchild a botanist who traveled the globe in search of food items that American farmers could grow that would then provide choices to the American eaterDaniel Stone has written an incredibly detailed and insightful book based on David Fairchild s journeys Love kale mangos avocados pomegranates and hundreds of other crops You can thank Mr Fairchild Mr Stone used MrFairchild s extensive notes to bring his journeys in the 19th and 20th centuries to life World travel was much complex than what we are used to today and David had many epic adventures In addition he had to fight our government s reluctance to bring non native plants to America There are so many interesting stories about the foods we as a country were eating and how Fairchild was so instrumental in shaping our culinary canvasI read this from beginning to end in one book binge As someone who considers herself a foodie I am amazed that I wasn t familiar with all that David Fairchild accomplished I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in food It was enlightening and enjoyableThank you Daniel Stone Penguin Group Dutton and NetGalley for the digital ARC Winning a contest is always good but winning an outstanding book is even better

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Ck a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree forever brightening America's capital Along the way he was arrested caught diseases and bargained with island tribes But his culinary ambition came during a formative era and through him America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created Absolutely fascinatingI came to this book absolutely clueless about its contents beyond what s on the cover A GR friend had added it to her want to read shelf the cover looked interesting and my library had itOnce in my hands I dove right in and barely came up for air until I had finishedThere is so much to enjoy here the author has a deft story telling style and the story itself is full of action intrigue politics and history David Fairchild our hero left behind a copious archive of written materialfield notes letters articles and photographs so our author had no shortage of source materials The photographs are especially fascinatingI really don t want to say too much as I would like readers to have that chance of coming upon something unexpected However I will say that Fairchild did his plant exploring in the 1890s and the early 1900s a time when the US Department of Agriculture was actively looking for new commercially viable crops for US farmersI shall now head off to the kitchen to get some red seedless grapes to nibble on yet one reason to say thank you to David Fairchild

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The true adventures of David Fairchild a late nineteenth century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados mangoes seedless grapes and thousands to the American plateIn the nineteenth century American meals were about subsistence not enjoyment But as a new century approached appetites broadened and David Fairchild a youn In the late 19th century eating in America was pretty basic without a lot of variety and probably not a lot of flavor It was definitely not the culture of being a foodie that we have today Despite the diverse land and climate especially as the country grew westward the food that was grown and cultivated remained relatively the same David Fairchild a botanist with an insatiable desire to travel sought and brought back some of our favorite foods that we take for granted as always having been here It is amazing to think that foods like avocado cashews mangoes papaya grapes were not native to America but brought here in the form of seeds or cuttings that sometimes were acuired dubiously and not without danger in some cases Sometimes with a benefactormentor he traveled around the globe several times by ship in order to send back to the Department of Agriculture seeds or cuttings to be cultivated here in similar climates to their origin I was fascinated by this particular topic as we take for granted the abundance of different fruits and vegetables that we have access to There was a lot of interesting historical facts in addition to the adventures of David Fairchild It is well worth the read if you enjoy reading about the gilded age of American history and something as vital and necessary as the cultivation and propagation of diverse foods


10 thoughts on “The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table

  1. says:

    The true story of David Fairchild 1869 1954 a botanist who traveled the world looking for new and better food crops for Ame

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    Cue up the marching band majorettes flag waving veterans and cheering crowds The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone is a proud celebration of American greatness The hero of the story is David Fairchild 1869–1954 a botanist and agricultural explorer Working for the US Department of Agriculture his group was responsible for sending home seeds and cuttings of thousands of plants from nations around the world The goal was to ex

  3. says:

    In the late 19th century eating in America was pretty basic without a lot of variety and probably not a lot of fl

  4. says:

    This was an unexpected gem of a book It's the story of David Fairchild an American botanist who traveled the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to find plants and fruits that were unknown in America He sent cuttings and

  5. says:

    Book DescriptionThe true adventures of David Fairchild a late nineteenth century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados mangoes seedless grapes and thousands to the American

  6. says:

    “We have only one life to live and we want to spend it enriching our own country with the plants of the world which produce good things to eat and to look atThis is the next pick for my local bookclub and even though I had to fight the eBook

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    Just about every time you eat a fruit vegetable or just something exciting that came from the earth not was killed for you or by you you have David Fairchild to thank And no one even knows about him or at least not enough and I’m so glad there’s now this book to educate and finally give credit where credit’s due For any discr

  8. says:

    Wow I am not normally a voracious page turner of non fiction but this one did it for meThis is the true story of David Fairchild a man who was responsible for immeasurably enriching America's agriculture Does that sound dull It's not If you're like me you love food If you're like me you maybe also consider yourself fairly willing to try new things and food of different ethnicities BUT none of us can escape that we are pr

  9. says:

    Absolutely fascinatingI came to this book absolutely clueless about its contents beyond what's on the cover A GR friend had added it to her 'want to read' shelf the cover looked interesting and my library had itOnce in my hands I d

  10. says:

    Voices as pointed as their hats What does that even meanWho founded the Red Cross it wasn't Clara BartonPeople in Australia celebrate with pies curry and lamb chopsIn 1897 Australia wasn't federated so there was no Australia

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