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By Andrew F. Smith

It’s no shock that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea round 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has considering the fact that come to dominate our appetites—whether in sweet, truffles, smooth beverages, or maybe pasta sauces—for greater and for worse. during this publication, Andrew F. Smith bargains a desirable background of this concurrently liked and reviled factor, protecting its very good price as a world commodity up opposed to its darker legacies of slavery and common obesity.
As Smith demonstrates, sugar’s prior is chockfull of made up our minds adventurers: relentless sugar barons and plantation vendors who labored along plant breeders, meals processors, vendors, and politicians to construct a enterprise in line with our cravings. Exploring either the sugarcane and sugar beet industries, he tells tale after tale of these who've made fortunes and people who have met loss of life all due to sugar’s easy yet profound carry on our palates. pleasant and strangely action-packed, this ebook deals a layered and definitive story of sugar and the numerous those who were stuck in its spell—from barons to slaves, from cooks to the numerous between us born with that insatiable satan, the candy enamel.     

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S P O RTS SP LO SH Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher for the 1970s New York Yankees, was famous for his locker room prank of getting naked and sitting on his teammates’ birthday cakes. In his 1979 book about the Yankees, The Bronx Zoo, he expounded on his sploshing technique: “I strive for leaving a perfect ass print on the cake after I sit on it. If the icing goes right up in that little point where your ass cracks, then you’ve done it right. indd 32 Eatymolog y 8/19/15 4:25 PM C WET AND MES SY Sploshing is a catch-­all term for the subgenre of sexual fetishism known as “wet and messy” fetishes.

Tight control is said to improve quality and keep supply consistent, while keeping apple prices high. TRADEMARKS Newer varieties of club apple are tightly controlled and managed. The SweeTango apple, for example, is not only covered with a patent but also a trademark. The select group of growers that produce the apples must pay royalties to the University of Minnesota, which developed the SweeTango. indd 42 Eatymolog y 8/19/15 4:25 PM CL UB K I DS Some members of the club: • Ambrosia • Autumn Glory • Cosmic Crisp • EverCrisp • Frostbite • Honeycrisp • Jazz • KIKU • Lady Alice • RubyFrost • SnapDragon • SnowSweet • SweeTango • Zestar!

W. Bush may be responsible for originally demonizing broccoli among conservatives with disparaging remarks he made about the brassica in 1990. “I do not like broccoli,” President Bush said, responding to questions about a broccoli ban he had imposed aboard Air Force One. “And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. indd 27 || 27 8/19/15 4:25 PM B bro·gurt (noun): Yogurt marketed to men with messages touting gender-­based health and nutrition benefits. O RI GI NS New York magazine’s blog Grub Street coined the term to describe Powerful Yogurt, a high-­ protein Greek yogurt launched in March 2013 and targeted at men.

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