Black Potatoes

  • Full Title : Black Potatoes
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547530854
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It’s the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. Illustrated with black and white engravings, it’s also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.


Great Irish Potato Famine

By James S Donnelly
  • Full Title : Great Irish Potato Famine
  • Author : James S Donnelly
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • ISBN Code : 0752486934
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In the century before the great famine of the late 1840s, the Irish people, and the poor especially, became increasingly dependent on the potato for their food. So when potato blight struck, causing the tubers to rot in the ground, they suffered a grievous loss. Thus began a catastrophe in which approximately one million people lost their lives and many more left Ireland for North America, changing the country forever. During and after this terrible human crisis, the British government was bitterly accused of not averting the disaster or offering enough aid. Some even believed that the Whig government's policies were tantamount to genocide against the Irish population. James Donnelly’s account looks closely at the political and social consequences of the great Irish potato famine and explores the way that natural disasters and government responses to them can alter the destiny of nations. 'This is unquestionably the most comprehensive single account of the Irish catastrophe...' Professor Peter Gray, Queen's University, Belfast' ... many historians have written excellent books about the great Irish famine ... Donnelly's is the best and most comprehensive of them all.' Kerby Miller, Middlebush Professor of History, University of Missouri, Columbia'James Donnelly's book is likely to become the classic account of the Great Famine, and the first port of call for both students and general readers.' Professor Peter Gray, Queen's University, Belfast


The Great Potato Wars

By Rich Unkel
  • Full Title : The Great Potato Wars
  • Author : Rich Unkel
  • Publisher : Saguaro Books, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1545744181
  • Pages : 82
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Who really wants war? What do you do with bullies who have plotted against you? Do you wait for the enemy to make a move or do you attack first? Kenny and Rich had a lot on their minds. They needed to develop both a plan of attack and defense. But which one would get used first? The summer was about to begin and the boys were filled with the uncertainty of unanswered questions. The biggest one being, "would it be a summer of victory or one of defeat?"



By Dirk Burhans
  • Full Title : Crunch!
  • Author : Dirk Burhans
  • Publisher : Terrace Books
  • ISBN Code : 0299227731
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The potato chip has been one of America's favorite snacks since its accidental origin in a nineteenth-century kitchen. Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry. Crunch! also uncovers a dark side of potato chip history, including a federal investigation of the snack food industry in the 1990s following widespread allegations of antitrust activity, illegal buyouts, and predatory pricing. In the wake of these "Great Potato Chip Wars," corporate snack divisions closed and dozens of family-owned companies went bankrupt. Yet, despite consolidation, many small chippers persist into the twenty-first century, as mom-and-pop companies and upstart "boutique" businesses serve both new consumers and markets with strong regional loyalties. Illustrated with images of early snack food paraphernalia and clever packaging from the glory days of American advertising art, Crunch! is an informative tour of large and small business in America and the vicissitudes of popular tastes.


Gold, Oil and Avocados

By Andy Robinson
  • Full Title : Gold, Oil and Avocados
  • Author : Andy Robinson
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • ISBN Code : 1612199364
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The past decade has seen major political upheaval in Latin America--from Brazil to Chile to Venezuela to Bolivia--but to understand what happened, ask first where your quinoa and lithium batteries came from... The 21st century began optimistically in Latin America. Left-leaning leaders armed with programs to reduce poverty and reclaim national wealth were seeing results—but as the aughts gave way to the teens, they began to fall like dominos. Where did the dreams of this "pink tide" go? Look no further than the original culprits of Latin American disenfranchisement: resource-rich land and unscrupulous extraction. Recounting the story commodity by commodity, Andy Robinson reveals what oxen have to do with the rise of Jair Bolsonaro, how quinoa explains the mob that descended on Evo Morales, and why oil is the culprit behind the protracted coup in Venezuela. In addition to the usual suspects like gold and bananas which underscored the original plunder of the Americas, Robinson also shows how a new generation of valuable resources—like coltan for smartphones, lithium for electric cars, and niobium for SpaceX rockets—have become important players in the fate of Latin America. And as the energy transition sets mineral prices soaring, Latin America remains at the mercy of the rollercoaster of commodity prices. In Gold, Oil, and Avocados, Robinson takes readers from the salt plains of Chile to the depths of the Amazonian jungle to stitch together the story of Latin America's last decade, showing how the imperial plunder of the past carries on today under a new name.


Gardening to Eat

By Becky Dickinson
  • Full Title : Gardening to Eat
  • Author : Becky Dickinson
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • ISBN Code : 1526757230
  • Pages : 152
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Embrace a plant-based lifestyle all the way from seed to plate. This inspiring and informative book takes the mystery out of gardening and reveals how to grow an array of fruits and vegetables using simple, organic techniques. Packed with fresh ideas for turning homegrown produce into delicious, nutritious meals, you'll find heaps of no-nonsense recipes created for real people with busy lives and healthy appetites. No fads, no fuss, no fancy ingredients, just real, honest, ethical food. With a passion for connecting people and plants, Gardening to Eat brings the garden into the kitchen. For people who love food and love to know where it's come from.


Great Book of Grilled Cheese

By Kim Wilcox
  • Full Title : Great Book of Grilled Cheese
  • Author : Kim Wilcox
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 160765914X
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Who doesn’t love a warm and crispy grilled cheese sandwich? A must-have cookbook filled with over 100 recipes for grilled cheese, soups, salads, sides, and even desserts, Great Book of Grilled Cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for the whole family! Using easy ingredients and even leftovers, discover endless and out-of-the-box possibilities for delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, plus the perfect side pairing. From deviled bacon grilled cheese to creamy tomato basil soup, included with each recipe is a charming introduction that captures author and chef Kim Wilcox’s kitchen memories. Also included are contributions from celebrity TV chefs, including Brandon Frohne (Food Network's Chopped and Chopped Redemption, Travel Channel’s Chow Masters & Secret Eats, and winner of Cooking Channel’s Snack Attack), Chef Lisa Varnado (Netflix’s Sugar Rush), and others. Kim is the owner of the popular family-owned restaurant It’s All So Yummy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her recipes have also appeared in the best-selling title, The Ultimate Spam® Cookbook.


The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

By Victoria Blashford-Snell
  • Full Title : The Illustrated Kitchen Bible
  • Author : Victoria Blashford-Snell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0756668425
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is all quality content-a tremendous resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas. This book takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope. How to get the best when shopping? What the preparation and cooking stages are? What to look for? What should it feel and smell like? How to save the day if something isn''t right? What to serve with it? What to do with the leftovers (if there are any)? The result is home cooking at its most perfect. Victoria Blashford-Snell trained at Le Cordon Bleu, runs a highly successful catering company in London, and is a regular cooking teacher and demonstrator in Italy, Somerset, and at London''s Books for Cooks. She has co-authored DK's Hors d'Oeuvres. Austrialia chef Brigitte Hafner writes the weekly recipes for The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living and Melbourne Age's Epicure sections and with partner James Broadway, runs a popular wine bar and eatery in Melbourne's Fitzroy called The Gertrude Street Enoteca.


No Red Meat

By Brenda Shriver
  • Full Title : No Red Meat
  • Author : Brenda Shriver
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • ISBN Code : 0786747528
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Approximately 80 million Americans suffer from one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, the country's number one killer. A healthy diet is critical in preventing and managing this epidemic. This volume, updated to include new low-fat, low-cholesterol recipes, is a complete cookbook and dietary guide for anyone concerned with improving their health. Specifically targeted to those on special diets for reducing risk of heart attack, stroke, and obesity. And each recipe includes per-serving dietary content—for easy daily control of calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Recipes are low in sodium and include seasoning suggestions for adding flavor to salt-free foods. With informational charts on fish and poultry, menu ideas, and many other helpful hints.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows
  • Full Title : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Author : Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • ISBN Code : 0440337976
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . . As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society “A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”—People “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”—Chicago Sun-Times “A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.”—The Times (London)


Chip and Curly

By Cathy Breisacher
  • Full Title : Chip and Curly
  • Author : Cathy Breisacher
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • ISBN Code : 1534138463
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Chip the potato chip is sure he has the annual Spud City Festival sack race in the bag--he's been practicing all year. The Home Fries (local baseball team) and Sweet Potatoes (cheer squad) are all rooting for him. The French Fries even bring their tots over for an autograph. But when Curly the springy curly fry shows up, Chip knows he's in trouble. This totally funny story is filled with clever potato puns--and subtle themes of sportsmanship and persistence. It will have kids and adults alike laughing out loud.


Gender and the Great War

By Susan R. Grayzel,Tammy M. Proctor
  • Full Title : Gender and the Great War
  • Author : Susan R. Grayzel,Tammy M. Proctor
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190271094
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The centenary of the First World War in 2014-18 offers an opportunity to reflect upon the role of gender history in shaping our understanding of this pivotal international event. From the moment of its outbreak, the gendered experiences of the war have been seen by contemporary observers and postwar commentators and scholars as being especially significant for shaping how the war can and must be understood. The negotiating of ideas about gender by women and men across vast reaches of the globe characterizes this modern, instrumental conflict. Over the past twenty-five years, as the scholarship on gender and this war has grown, there has never been a forum such as the one presented here that placed so many of the varying threads of this complex historiography into conversation with one another in a manner that is at once accessible and provocative. Given the vast literature on the war itself, scholarship on gender and various themes and topics provides students as well as scholars with a chance to think not only about the subject of the war but also the methodological implications of how historians have approached it. While many studies have addressed the national or transnational narrative of women in the war, none address both femininity and masculinity, and the experiences of both women and men across the same geographic scope as the studies presented in this volume.


Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement

By Santosh Upadhyay
  • Full Title : Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement
  • Author : Santosh Upadhyay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119672384
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In recent years, significant advancements have been made in the management of nutritional deficiency using genome engineering—enriching the nutritional properties of agricultural and horticultural crop plants such as wheat, rice, potatoes, grapes, and bananas. To meet the demands of the rapidly growing world population, researchers are developing a range of new genome engineering tools and strategies, from increasing the nutraceuticals in cereals and fruits, to decreasing the anti-nutrients in crop plants to improve the bioavailability of minerals and vitamins. Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement provides an up-to-date view of the use of genome editing for crop bio-fortification, improved bioavailability of minerals and nutrients, and enhanced hypo-allergenicity and hypo-immunogenicity. This volume examines a diversity of important topics including mineral and nutrient localization, metabolic engineering of carotenoids and flavonoids, genome engineering of zero calorie potatoes and allergen-free grains, engineering for stress resistance in crop plants, and more. Helping readers deepen their knowledge of the application of genome engineering in crop improvement, this book: Presents genetic engineering methods for developing edible oil crops, mineral translocation in grains, increased flavonoids in tomatoes, and cereals with enriched iron bioavailability Describes current genome engineering methods and the distribution of nutritional and mineral composition in important crop plants Offers perspectives on emerging technologies and the future of genome engineering in agriculture Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement is an essential resource for academics, scientists, researchers, agriculturalists, and students of plant molecular biology, system biology, plant biotechnology, and functional genomics.


Food Preferences and Taste

By Helen Macbeth
  • Full Title : Food Preferences and Taste
  • Author : Helen Macbeth
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1782381880
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Food preferences and tastes are among the fundamentals affecting human existence; the sociocultural, physiological and neurological factors involved have therefore been widely researched and are well documented. However, information and debate on these factors are scattered across the academic literature of different disciplines. In this volume cross-disciplinary perspectives are brought together by an international team of contributors that includes socialand biological anthropologists, ethologists and ethnologists, psychologists, neurologists and zoologists in order to provide access to the different specialisms on the topic.


The Ayurvedic Cookbook

By Urmila Desai
  • Full Title : The Ayurvedic Cookbook
  • Author : Urmila Desai
  • Publisher : Lotus Press
  • ISBN Code : 0914955063
  • Pages : 351
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

"The Ayurvedic Cookbook" gives a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition.


The Graves Are Walking

By John Kelly
  • Full Title : The Graves Are Walking
  • Author : John Kelly
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN Code : 0805095632
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A magisterial account of one of the worst disasters to strike humankind--the Great Irish Potato Famine--conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality Deeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions behind a tragedy of epic proportions, John Kelly's retelling of the awful story of Ireland's great hunger will resonate today as history that speaks to our own times. It started in 1845 and before it was over more than one million men, women, and children would die and another two million would flee the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was the worst disaster in the nineteenth century--it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe. But even more extraordinary than its scope were its political underpinnings, and The Graves Are Walking provides fresh material and analysis on the role that Britain's nation-building policies played in exacerbating the devastation by attempting to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character. Religious dogma, anti-relief sentiment, and racial and political ideology combined to result in an almost inconceivable disaster of human suffering. This is ultimately a story of triumph over perceived destiny: for fifty million Americans of Irish heritage, the saga of a broken people fleeing crushing starvation and remaking themselves in a new land is an inspiring story of revival. Based on extensive research and written with novelistic flair, The Graves Are Walking draws a portrait that is both intimate and panoramic, that captures the drama of individual lives caught up in an unimaginable tragedy, while imparting a new understanding of the famine's causes and consequences.


Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa

By Jan Low,Moses Nyongesa,Sara Quinn,Monica Parker
  • Full Title : Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa
  • Author : Jan Low,Moses Nyongesa,Sara Quinn,Monica Parker
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 1780644205
  • Pages : 584
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Sweetpotato and potato are expanding faster than any other food crops in sub-Saharan Africa. There is growing investment in research to address bottlenecks in value chains concerning these two crops, and growing interest from the private sector in investing in them. This book addresses five major themes on sweetpotato and potato: policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa; seed systems; breeding and disease management; post-harvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems; nutritional value and changing behaviours.


The American Farmer

By John S. Skinner
  • Full Title : The American Farmer
  • Author : John S. Skinner
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • ISBN Code : 5878054698
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English


The Great Big Cheese Cookbook

By Running Press
  • Full Title : The Great Big Cheese Cookbook
  • Author : Running Press
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • ISBN Code : 0762440295
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Great Big Cheese Cookbook is a delectable look at one of the world's favorite ingredients: cheese. With more than 300 decadent recipes featuring a variety of cheeses (including Cheddar, Gouda, Swiss, Mozzarella, Feta, Gruyère, and many more), this book shows you how to make the most out of every cheese. It contains valuable information about selecting and storing cheese, pairing cheese with wine and beer, plus a glossary of cheese terms to help you understand the flavors and definitions. Heavily illustrated, this cookbook will be prized for its beauty, practicality, and price.


State, Economy and the Great Divergence

By Peer Vries
  • Full Title : State, Economy and the Great Divergence
  • Author : Peer Vries
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472529189
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

State, Economy and the Great Divergence provides a new analysis of what has become the central debate in global economic history: the 'great divergence' between European and Asian growth. Focusing on early modern China and Western Europe, in particular Great Britain, this book offers a new level of detail on comparative state formation that has wide-reaching implications for European, Eurasian and global history. Beginning with an overview of the historiography, Peer Vries goes on to extend and develop the debate, critically engaging with the huge volume of literature published on the topic to date. Incorporating recent insights, he offers a compelling alternative to the claims to East-West equivalence, or Asian superiority, which have come to dominate discourse surrounding this issue. This is a vital update to a key issue in global economic history and, as such, is essential reading for students and scholars interested in keeping up to speed with the on-going debates.