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Walk into your local grocery store and down the produce aisle, and youand#8217;ll find a dazzling array of citrus, from navel oranges and clementines to grapefruit and key limesand#8212;and sometimes even more exotic fare like the Japanese yuzu or the baboon lemon. Nearly 100 million tons of citrus are produced globally every year, but where did these fruits first come from? How did they find their way into the Western world? And how did they become both a culinary and cultural phenomenon?

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Pierre Laszlo here traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe: from Southeast Asia in 4000 BC through North Africa and the Roman Empire to early modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers introduced the fruits to the Americas during the 1500s. Blending scientific rigor with personal curiosity, Citrus ransacks over two millennia of world history, exploring the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and artand#8212;from the Jewish feast of the Tabernacles through the gardens and courts of Versailles to the canvasses of Vincent van Gogh to the orange groves of southern California and the juicing industry of today.

and#8220;Laszlo . . . has approached the lore of citrus fruit with the and#233;lan of a master chef (the man is French, after all), mixing history, economics, biology and chemistry to produce a book that will bring a smile to readers of every taste.and#8221;and#8212;Natural History

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and#8220;Altogether charming, eccentric, erudite, and definitely worth the price.and#8221;and#8212;Times Higher Education Supplement

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and#8220;Stimulating. . . . Laszlo shows that the citrus fruit and#8216;is a treasure trove of chemicals that are highly useful to humankindand#8217;and#8212;which also happens to taste wonderful.and#8221;and#8212;Sunday Times (UK)

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and#8220;A short but brilliant account of 6,000 years of citrus fruits that should be devoured with fervor.and#8221;and#8212;Financial Times

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and#8220;Did you know there are a billion citrus trees under cultivation, or that grapefruit juice may potentiate the effects of Viagra? Citrus mines over two millennia of history to explore the spread of these fruits out of Asia, their commercialization in the United States, and enduring symbolism the world over.and#8221;and#8212;New Scientist

About the Author

Pierre Laszlo is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Liand#232;ge and the and#201;cole Polytechnique. He is the author of numerous works, among them Salt: Grain of Life.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Letter to a Fellow Writer

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Oneand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Domestication of Exotic Species

1and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Introduction, Including a Definition of Citrus Plants and Fruit

2and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Transplantation to Europe

3and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Acclimatization to the New World

4and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Nurturing Citriculture

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Twoand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mining Value from Citrus

5and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; California Dreaminand#8217;

6and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Making Lemonade out of Lemons

7and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Drinking the Orange

8and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Extracting the Essence from the Peel

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Threeand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Symbolic Extractions

9and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Symbolic Meanings of Citrus

10and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Images of Citrus in Prose

11and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Images of Citrus in Poetry

12and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Fruit as Image

13and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Preserving Natureand#8212;or Changing It?

14and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Make It Scarce?

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Epilogue: Answer from a Fellow Writer

Selected Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226470283
Author:
Laszlo, Pierre
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 color plates
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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