Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden
Amanda Harris. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters. University Press of Florida, 2015.
I blurbed this one:
If you have ever wondered how navel oranges, figs, avocados, dates, and other such foods came to be grown in America, here’s the answer: plant explorers. Amanda Harris tells the stories of adventurers sent out to search the world for delicious foods. Fruits of Eden is a welcome history of these little-known plant experts who succeeded in improving the diversity and deliciousness of our daily fare.