The Story of Corn

The Story of Corn

Betty Fussell / Feb 17, 2020
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 t
  • Title: The Story of Corn
  • Author: Betty Fussell
  • ISBN: 9780826335920
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 inThe 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 Written in a lively and nontechnical style Library Journal Fussell has clearly done a good deal of research and a lot of traveling peering over a precipice at Machu Picchu, descending into a restored ceremonial kiva of the Anasazi people in New Mexico, visiting the sole surviving corn palace from the Midwest boosters glory days of a century ago Kirkus Reviews
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      • Betty Fussell

        Betty Harper Fussell is an award winning American writer and is the author of eleven books, ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history and memoir Over the last 50 years, her essays on food, travel and the arts have appeared in scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers as varied as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Vogue, Food Wine, Metropolitan Home and Gastronomica Her memoir, My Kitchen Wars, was performed in Hollywood and New York as a one woman show by actress Dorothy Lyman Her most recent book is Raising Steaks The Life and Times of American Beef, and she is now working on How to Cook a Coyote A Manual of Survival in NYC.

    607 Comments

    1. Corn has been a huge part of the modern world for centuries, but it wasn t until the Green Revolution that it really took off as the main ingredient in cheap food substitutes Corn syrup, corn starch, corn everything This book focuses on the science, history and even art of corn, and you ll never look at corn the same way again after you ve read it.


    2. Not a bad history of corn A bit dry and overly personal for my tastes Recommended only for people really interested in the history of corn.


    3. Everything to be known about corn is here The Native American myths the American folklore, the science, the uses both in industry and in cooking If the book has a fault it is slightly out of date but except for the science i am certain all the information is pertinent.


    4. So, as far as content goes, really this should get 4 5 stars, however the writing was so difficult to get through First the good Fussell obviously did a wonderful job with her research the book contains everything and anything you could possibly want need to know about corn Additionally, it is organized pretty well bouncing back and forth between ancient and modern humans uses of corn, showing that the two seemingly opposite cultures treat corn in similar manners, just in different words symbols [...]


    5. Wherever corn went, civilization followed Lots of research I found the writing style not so conducive to recreational reading Although it s not scientific or academic, it s an odd mix of personal information while lacking a personal touch.


    6. I ve tried to finish, but I can t Betty, Betty, Betty savages Really I ll try again someday, in an effort to be fair.



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