Today, my current read, Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World: A History by William Alexander is released!
So in lieu of the usual bookish memes, we’re going to have a spotlight to celebrate, instead.
A thanks to Grand Central Publishing for my copy of this book. My review will be up Thursday, as this week’s review of the week! My mum would be glad that I’m finally done reading it, so she can stop hearing the word Tomato come out my mouth.
Book Title: Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World: A History
Author: William Alexander
Length: 320 Pages
Published: June 7th, 2022
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genres: Nonfiction, History > Microhistory, Science, Food and Drink, Nature
Goodreads: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: A History by William Alexander
Grand Central Publishing: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: GCP Page
Amazon: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: A History Amazon Page
Author’s Page: www.williamalexander.com
The tomato gets no respect. Never has. Lost in the dustbin of history for centuries, accused of being vile and poisonous, subjected to being picked hard-green and gassed, even used as a projectile, the poor tomato has become the avatar for our disaffection with industrial foods — while becoming the most popular vegetable in America (and, in fact, the world). Each summer, tomato festivals crop up across the country; the Heinz ketchup bottle, instantly recognizable, has earned a spot in the Smithsonian; and now the tomato is redefining the very nature of farming, moving from fields into climate-controlled mega-greenhouses the size of New England villages.
Supported by meticulous research and told in a lively, accessible voice, Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World seamlessly weaves travel, history, humor, and a little adventure (and misadventure) to follow the tomato’s trail through history. A fascinating story complete with heroes, con artists, conquistadors, and—no surprise—the Mafia, this book is a mouth-watering, informative, and entertaining guide to the food that has captured our hearts for generations.