Cooking, Food & Wine Books:

Ripe

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Ripe

The Search for the Perfect Tomato

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Ripe by Arthur Allen
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

The tomato. As savory as any vegetable, as sweet as its fellow fruits, the seeded succulent inspires a cultlike devotion from food lovers on all continents. The people of Ohio love the tomato so much they made tomato juice the official state beverage. An annual food festival in Spain draws thousands of participants for a 100-ton tomato fight. The inimitable, versatile tomato has conquered the cuisines of Spain and Italy, and in America it is our most popular garden vegetable. Journalist Arthur Allen understands the spell of the tomato and is your guide in telling its dramatic story. He begins by describing in mouthwatering detail the wonder of a truly delicious tomato, then introduces the man who prospected for wild tomato genes in South America and made them available to tomato breeders. He tells the baleful story of enslaved Mexican Indians in the Florida tomato fields, the conquest of the canning tomato by the Chinese army, and the struggle of Italian tomato producers to maintain a way of life. Allen combines reportage, archival research, and innumerable anecdotes in a lively narrative that, through the lens of today's global market, tells a story that will resonate from the greenhouse to the dinner table.
Release date Australia
February 16th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Counterpoint LLC
Dimensions
162x234x26
ISBN-13
9781582434261
Product ID
3806126

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...