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Tomato in America: Early History, Culture, & Cookery
Andrew F. Smith (au). Arguably the most popular fruit in the world, the tomato holds a favored place in the U.S., the world’s largest producer of commercial tomatoes. The average American consumes more than 17 pounds of fresh tomatoes each year. Debunks the myths about the tomato’s intro. & consumption, disclosing a legacy even more bizarre & entertaining. Americans began cultivating, cooking, & consuming tomatoes as early as the 17th cent. Explains how, in the 1830s, tomatoes became one of America’s first food fads, & he recounts some of the quackery that has surrounded it. Tells of the cookbook authors, horticulturists, & medical professionals who played a crucial role in incorp. the tomato into American cuisine. More than 50 vintage recipes.
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