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Swindled : the dark history of food fraud, from poisoned candy to counterfeit coffee

Autor: Bee Wilson
Editora: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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From the Publisher: Bad food has a history. Swindled tells it. Through a fascinating mixture of cultural and scientific history, food politics, and culinary detective work, Bee Wilson uncovers the many ways swindlers have cheapened, falsified, and even poisoned our food throughout history. In the hands of people and corporations who have prized profits above the health of consumers, food and drink have been tampered  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Bee Wilson
ISBN: 9780691138206 0691138206
Número OCLC: 212908972
Prêmios: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Commended for Andre Simon Memorial Fund Book Awards 2008.
Shortlisted for Guild of Food Writers Awards: Food Book of the Year 2009.
Descrição: xiv, 384 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: German ham and English pickles --
Jug of wine, a loaf of bread --
Government mustard --
Pink margarine and pure ketchup --
Mock goslings and pear-nanas --
Basmati rice and baby milk --
Epilogue: Adulteration in the twenty-first century.
Responsabilidade: Bee Wilson.

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Through a mixture of cultural and scientific history, food politics, and culinary detective work, this book covers the ways swindlers have cheapened, falsified, and poisoned our food throughout  Ler mais...

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009 Shortlisted for the 2008 Andre Simon Book Awards "British food writer Bee Wilson's new book Swindled could not have been published at a more Ler mais...

 
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Review of Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee by Bee Wilson in 2008 published by Princeton University Press (Princeton & Oxford).

Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer

I very much enjoyed this book, which I purchased to see what it added...
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