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The Story of Corn

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The Story of Corn

The Story of Corn is a unique compendium, drawing upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built the New World. Corn transformed the way the entire world eats, providing a hardy, inexpensive alternative to rice or wheat and cheap fodder for livestock and finding its way into everything from explosives to embalming fluid. Betty Fussell has given us a true American saga, interweaving the histories of the indigenous peoples who first cultivated the grain and the European conquerors who appropriated and propagated it around the globe. She explores corn’s roles as food, fetish, crop, and commodity to those who have planted, consumed, worshiped, processed, and profited from it for seven centuries. Now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, The Story of Corn is the winner of a Julia Child Cookbook Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

AuthorBetty Fussell
Dewey Decimal Number633.150973
LabelUniversity of New Mexico Press
List Price$24.95
ManufacturerUniversity of New Mexico Press
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages367
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2004-12-15
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
StudioUniversity of New Mexico Press
TitleThe Story of Corn
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC