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Book Club: The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist
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Book Club: The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist

The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes–and thousands more–to the American plate. In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an...