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The Story of Corn [Read] ➳ The Story of Corn ➻ Betty Fussell – Thomashillier.co.uk The Story of Corn is a unique compendium, drawing upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built t The Story of Corn is a unique compendium, drawing upon history and mythology, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the extraordinary story of the grain that built the New World Corn transformed the way The Story Kindle - the entire world eats, providing a hardy, inexpensive alternative to rice or wheat and cheap fodder for livestock and finding its way into everything from explosives to embalming fluidBetty Fussell has given us a true American saga, interweaving the histories of the indigenous peoples who first cultivated the grain and the European conquerors who appropriated and propagated it around the globe She explores corn s roles as food, fetish, crop, and commodity to those who have planted, consumed, worshiped, processed, and profited from it for seven centuriesNow available only from the University of New Mexico Press, The Story of Corn,is the winner of a Julia Child Cookbook Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals Written in a lively and nontechnical style Library Journal Fussell has clearly done a good deal of research and a lot of traveling peering over a precipice at Machu Picchu, descending into a restored ceremonial kiva of the Anasazi people in New Mexico, visiting the sole surviving corn palace from the Midwest boosters glory days of a century ago Kirkus Reviews.


10 thoughts on “The Story of Corn

  1. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Corn has been a huge part of the modern world for centuries, but it wasn t until the Green Revolution that it really took off as the main ingredient in cheap food substitutes Corn syrup, corn starch, corn everything This book focuses on the science, history and even art of corn, and you ll never look at corn the same way again after you ve read it Corn has been a huge part of the modern world for centuries, but it wasn t until the Green Revolution that it really took off as the main ingredient in cheap food substitutes Corn syrup, corn starch, corn everything This book focuses on the science, history and even art of corn, and you ll never look at corn the same way again after you ve read it


  2. Sesana Sesana says:

    Not a bad history of corn A bit dry and overly personal for my tastes Recommended only for people really interested in the history of corn.


  3. Bill Bill says:

    Everything to be known about corn is here The Native American myths the American folklore, the science, the uses both in industry and in cooking If the book has a fault it is slightly out of date but except for the science i am certain all the information is pertinent.


  4. Molly Molly says:

    So, as far as content goes, really this should get 4 5 stars, however the writing was so difficult to get through First the good Fussell obviously did a wonderful job with her research the book contains everything and anything you could possibly want need to know about corn Additionally, it is organized pretty well bouncing back and forth between ancient and modern humans uses of corn, showing that the two seemingly opposite cultures treat corn in similar manners, just in different words sy So, as far as content goes, really this should get 4 5 stars, however the writing was so difficult to get through First the good Fussell obviously did a wonderful job with her research the book contains everything and anything you could possibly want need to know about corn Additionally, it is organized pretty well bouncing back and forth between ancient and modern humans uses of corn, showing that the two seemingly opposite cultures treat corn in similar manners, just in different words symbols.Now the bad Don t get me wrong, it s not even your typical awful writing, instead, it s as if the author kept reworking sentences and then couldn t decide which was the best, so she included them all So many times, a full paragraph is just a repeat of one concept instead of the expansion of it Also, there are numerous comparisons between the ancient and modern world which are complete stretches for literary sake, or are just downright cheesy.Last of all, the author is a HUGE proponent of the noble savage concept This axiom at times majorly skews her portrayal of Native American views of corn This is a personal pet peeve, so I ll be honest, it really doesn t affect the narrative a whole lot I just can t stand it.Overall, it s a great source of all things corn


  5. Mckinley Mckinley says:

    Wherever corn went, civilization followed Lots of research I found the writing style not so conducive to recreational reading Although it s not scientific or academic, it s an odd mix of personal information while lacking a personal touch.


  6. Shannon Shannon says:

    I ve tried to finish, but I can t Betty, Betty, Betty savages Really I ll try again someday, in an effort to be fair.


  7. Pat Carson Pat Carson says:

    Interesting read especially, for me, the history of corn in the world.


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