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and#160;Poet Charles Lamb described the pineapple as andldquo;too ravishing for moral taste . . . like loversandrsquo; kisses she bitesandmdash;she is a pleasure bordering on pain, from fierceness and insanity of her relish.andrdquo; From the moment Christopher Columbus discovered it on a Caribbean island in 1493, the pineapple has seduced the world, becoming an object of passion and desire. Beloved by George Washington, a favorite of kings and aristocrats, the pineapple quickly achieved an elite status among fruits that it retains today. Kaori Oandrsquo;Connor tells the story of this culinary romance in Pineapple, an intriguing history of this luscious fruit.
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Oandrsquo;Connor follows the pineapple across time and cultures, exploring how it was first transported to Europe, where it could only be grown at great expense in hothouses. The pineapple was the ultimate status symbol, she revealsandmdash;London society hostesses would even pay extravagantly to rent a pineapple for a single evening to be the centerpiece of a party. Oandrsquo;Connor explains that the fruit remained a seasonal luxury for the rich until developments in shipping and refrigeration allowed it to be brought to the major markets in Europe and America, and she illustrates how canning processesandmdash;and the discovery of the pineappleandrsquo;s ideal home in Hawaiiandmdash;have made it available and affordable throughout the year. Packed with vivid illustrations and irresistible recipes from around the world, Pineapple will have everyone falling in love with this juicy tropical fruit.

About the Author

and#160;Kaori Oandrsquo;Connor is an anthropologist and senior research fellow at University College London. She is the author of Lycra: How a Fiber Shaped America and The English Breakfast: The Biography of a National Meal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Origins and Discovery

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; Fruit of Kings

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; Mapping the Pineapple

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; Queen Pine

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; Hawaiian Pineapple

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; Drinking the Pineapple

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; Global Pineapple

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Websites and Associations

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780231792
Author:
Oconnor, Kaori
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
O'Connor, Kaori
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Fruits and Vegetables
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Reaktion Books - Edible
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.75 in

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