Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat

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Macmillan, 28 Οκτ 2008 - 320 σελίδες
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Today the things we eat and drink have crossed oceans, continents, and even airspace before reaching the dinner table. The complex systems and technologies devised throughout the centuries to deliver our food supply reveal surprising things about politics, culture, economies--and our appetites. In Mumbai, India's chaotic commercial capital, men use local trains, bicycles, and their feet to transport more than 170,000 lunches a day from housewives to their husbands, with almost no mix-ups. Modern shipping containers allow companies to send frozen salmon to China, where it can be cheaply thawed, filleted, and refrozen, before traveling back to the United States where it's sold in supermarkets as fresh fish. Moveable Feasts takes a novel look at the economics, logistics, and environmental impact of food, and brings new perspective to debates about where we get our meals.

 

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INTRODUCTION
ix
LIQUID GOLD THE ANCIENT AMPHORA DELIVERS ROMAN RICHES
1
THE BUSINESS OF BONES THE NORWEGIAN SALMON PAYS A VISIT TO CHINA
23
CANNON FODDER BATTLEFIELD FOOD FUELS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY
46
PLANE FARE THE BERLIN AIRLIFT SECURES A COLD WAR VICTORY
64
TIFFIN TRAVELS CURRY CATCHES THE CORPORATE IMAGINATION
85
YES WE CAN DO BANANAS REFRIGERATED SHIPS SHAPE CENTRAL AMERICAN REGIMES
109
WHEY TO GO MONGOLIAN NOMADS PRATICE MOBILE BIOCHEMISTRY MOBILE BIOCHEMISTRY
133
FOOD WITH ALTITUDE JET PLANES DISPATCH A STRAWBERRY FOR ALL SEASONS
199
ELEVATED DESIGN BUFFALO GRAIN FEEDS BAUHAUS INSPIRATION
220
GOING WITH GRAVITY COLD WAR WEAPONRY FINDS A NEW PURPOSE
240
EPILOGUE
259
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
271
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
273
A NOTE ON SOURCES
283
INDEX
285

BARRELS AND BOUQUETS THE OAK TREE LEAVES ITS MARK
159
A QUICK CUPPA COMMERCIAL COMPETITION SPEEDS THE RACING TEA CLIPPERS
176

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Sarah Murray is a travel writer and longtime Financial Times contributor who reports on the relationship of business to the environment. She lives in New York City.

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