Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy


More than just the beloved base ingredient of so many of our favorite dishes, the tomato has generated both profound riches and controversy in its farming, processing, exchange, and consumption. It is a crop infused with national pride and passion for those who grow it, and a symbol of Old World nostalgia for those who claim its history and legacy. Over time, the tomato has embodied a range of values and meanings. From its domestication in Central America, it has traveled back and forth across the Atlantic, powering a ...

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Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy
2010, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231152068


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