Rick’s Quick List of Books about one Food

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v     The Potato : How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World by Larry Zuckerman

v     The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe

v     Bananas: An American History by Virginia Scott Jenkins

v     Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

v     The Story of Corn by Betty Fussell

v     Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization by Iain Gately

v     Consider the Eel: A Natural and Gastronomic History by Richard Schweid

v      Vanilla by Patricia Rain

v     Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey - The Sweet Liquid God that Seduced the World
Holley Bishop  Free Press  April 2005

v     Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best
Max McCalman  Crown Publishing Group  August 2005


v     Spice: The History of a Temptation Jack Turner August 2005  Random House Group



v     Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776
Ian Williams  Avalon Publishing Group  July 2005



v     Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World
Charles A. Coulombe  Kensington Publishing Corporation  July 2005


v     Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices Andrew Dalby  University of California Press  October 2002


v     Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History Ana G Valenzuela Zapata   University of Arizona Press  September 2004


v     Salt: Grain of Life Pierre Laszlo  HarperCollins Publishers  June 2002


v     Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World's Most Seductive spice Pat Willard   Beacon Press  April 2002


v     Chewing Gum: The Fortunes of Taste Michael Redclift  Taylor & Francis, Inc. March 2004


v     Tea: Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire Roy Moxham   Avalon Publishing Group  November 2004


v     Primal Cheeseburger Elisabeth Rozin   Penguin Group (USA)  October 1994


v     Bananas by Virginia Scott


v     Chocolate : A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum

v     Bittersweet : The Story of Sugar by Peter Macinnis


v     Nature's Perfect Food (milk) by E. Melanie Dupuis


v     Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney W. Mintz