The Food Explorer: the true adventures of the globe-trotting botanist that transformed what America eats by Daniel Stone
Reviewed by: Hope Fox, KPL Patron
Rating: 5 stars
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 more--to the American plate.
"Interesting biology of a botanist as a young man and his travels to collect plants and tree cuttings all over the world. Covers famous people, historic events, and new foods introduced to the American people in the 19th century.