EBOOK The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table author Daniel Stone
Old Hannibal and the Hurricane the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformedhe American Dinner Table"/>The rue story of David Fairchild 1869 1954 a botanist who Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition traveledhe world looking for new and better food crops for American farmers It s not a full biography because it focuses mainly on he 20 years or so hat he was actively overseas collecting new seeds cuttings and sproutsFairchild collected specimens until his late 30 s This was he 1880 s 1890 s and much of South America Africa India and China were wild primitive dangerous places He had great adventures being arrested and almost dying at various imes from Caught by Surprise typhoid fever and mules losingheir footing on a precipice while crossing he Andes Although most of he Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure time he worked forhe US Department of Agriculture a lot of Next to Nothing the expense was financed by his millionaire companion Barbour Lathrop who accompanied him on manyrips In his youth Fairchild lived he life of a gay man closeted in hose days He and Barbour were members of a Bohemian Club In his late 30 s Fairchild switched his lifestyle and married Alexander Graham Bell s daughter Marian The fruits and plants Fairfield was always looking for new and better fruits Often poor specimens were already grown somewhere in he country but hey lacked appeal or had one or of a myriad of marketing or growing problems oo hin skinned o ship don ripen all at once not asty pest and disease problems can be irrigated etc So Fairchild brought us Skippyjon Jones Shape Up the ancestors of seedless grapes and seedless raisins mangoes avocados papayas nectarines cashews dates lemons nectarines and many others I say ancestors because all crops have changed dramatically by cross breeding and hybridization sincehose early days Not all were fruits He brought us hops hat finally let he US produce European uality beer Egyptian cotton and Japanese cherry Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein trees Each plant has its own interesting story whether Fairchild washe collector or not We learn Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, thathe great expositions of First Impressions: A Novel theime especially Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up the World s Fairs inhe days before TV and he web were how people learned about new foods So he first bananas in he US were popularized at he 1876 Philadelphia World s Fair They were served peeled and wrapped in foil so heir shape wouldn offend anyone and eaten with a knife and fork The 1893 Chicago Fair and Wrong Medicine the 1901 Pan Am Expo in Buffalo at which McKinley was assassinated were all big food emporiums Another interesting story ishe zucchini from Italy They were astiest when iny as Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession the ini implies The Italians pickedhem before hey flowered Now of course we buy gigantic asteless ones and make cookies from hem My wife says Why don Snow Flower and the Secret Fan they givehat vegetable a rest In his later career when he became a stay at home bureaucrat he sent younger men out o collect But he fun was over His legacy was under attack for having incidentally introduced various pests and plant diseases A uarantine Act was passed hat made he introduction of new plant a process hat ook years He and his wife had children and in retirement Rhetorical Theory they summered in Nova Scotia and wintered in Coconut Grove Florida His estate in Florida named Kampong after a site in Java where he collected specimens became one ofhe National Tropical Botanical Gardens A wealthy Floridian created an 80 acre botanical garden in Coral Gables named in Fairchild s honor A good read Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis that kept my interest Fairchild s photo from Wikipedia Inhe late 19th century eating in America was pretty basic without a lot of variety and probably not a lot of flavor It was definitely not The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, the culture of being a foodiehat we have oday Despite he diverse land and climate especially as Starstruck the country grew westwardhe food Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology that was grown and cultivated remained relativelyhe same David Fairchild a botanist with an insatiable desire The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do toravel sought and brought back some of our favorite foods The Replacement that weake for granted as always having been here It is amazing o hink Gok's Wok that foods like avocado cashews mangoes papaya grapes were not nativeo America but brought here in he form of seeds or cuttings hat sometimes were acuired dubiously and not without danger in some cases Sometimes with a benefactormentor he Journey's End traveled aroundhe globe several imes by ship in order o send "back Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape tohe Department of Agriculture seeds or cuttings o be "to he Department of Agriculture seeds or cuttings Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War to be here in similar climateso heir origin I was fascinated by his particular opic as we ake for granted La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) the abundance of different fruits and vegetableshat we have access Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) to There was a lot of interesting historical facts in additiono he adventures of David Fairchild It is well worth he read if you enjoy reading about he gilded age of American history and something as vital and necessary as he cultivation 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Deft Story Telling Style And story elling style and story itself is full of action intrigue politics and history David Fairchild our hero left behind a copious archive of written materialfield notes letters articles and photographs so our author had no shortage of source materials The photographs are especially fascinatingI really don Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain t wanto say Still Open All Hours too much as I would like readerso have A Catered Fourth of July that chance of coming upon something unexpected However I will sayhat Fairchild did his plant exploring in he 1890s and he early 1900s a The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe time Therue adventures of David Fairchild a late nineteenth century food explorer who raveled he globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados mangoes seedless grapes and Fast Glamour thousandso Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams the American plateInhe nineteenth century American meals were about subsistence not enjoyment But as a new century approached appetites broadened and David Fairchild a youn. Hen he US Department of Agriculture was actively looking for new commercially viable crops for US farmersI shall now head off Cue up he marching band majorettes flag waving veterans and cheering crowds The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone is a proud celebration of American greatness The hero of Vampire Voles the story is David Fairchild 1869 1954 a botanist and agricultural explorer Working forhe US Department of Agriculture his group was responsible for sending home seeds and cuttings of housands of plants from nations around he world The goal was Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time to expandhe variety of crops grown in America and build Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment the biggest most profitable industrial agriculture system in human historyThe devious villain inhe story is Charles Marlatt a childhood acuaintance of Fairchild who had grown up Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text to be an entomologist He detested what Fairchild was doing becausehe Dreams Take Flight tons of samples sent homeo Washington were not uarantined and horoughly inspected So plant diseases and pests were free o flee and discover America Imported insects included The Bath Monster the codling moth Hessian fly asparagus beetle hop plant louse cabbage worm wheat plant louse pea weevil Croton bug boll weevil San Jose scale gypsy moth brownail moth Argentinian ant alfalfa leaf weevil and so on Marlatt understood hat plant pests and pathogens were potentially as dangerous o society as a cholera epidemic They could spread rapidly and cause enormous damage Farms were getting hrashed and Marlatt had stunning photos It was nearly impossible o control problems once hey were released into he ecosystem It would have been far intelligent The Rules of Acting to zaphem before Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) they lefthe starting gate Fairchild scoffed at Marlatt s hysterical paranoia Economic benefits exceeded economic costs he believed America could solve any problem Full speed aheadThe spooky fanatical weirdo in his story is Fairchild s all star food explorer Frank Meyer In deepest darkest Asia he often walked 20 miles 32 km per day hrough regions where locals intensely hated white folks He had freuent confrontations beatings and near death experiences He obsessively gathered and shipped Uncovering Her Secrets thousands of plant seeds and cuttings Folks who comprehendedhe botanical risks of importing exotics gave him a nickname Typhoid Mary Google her In his book Grassland Richard Manning Pacar Kiriman talked abouthe unintended conseuences of introducing European cattle o he western plains where he climate and natural forage were not ideal for hem Efforts War and Government in Habsburg Spain, 1560-1620 to introduceraditional European plants failed so Meyer was assigned o send back plants from arid regions of Asia Crested wheatgrass was one of his discoveries Following he Dust Bowl and other agricultural wipeouts he government aggressively planted crested wheatgrass for erosion control It hrived on The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649 the plains aggressively replacing native vegetation with colonieshat were nearly monocultures Unfortunately in The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent the winter monthshis wonder grass retained little nutritional value and Bittersweet the mule deer elk and antelope starved in endless fields of grass Manning lamentedhat Meyer brought with him botanical bombs Termination Orders that explode evenoday The plant importation fad introduced a number of bummers Spotted knapweed suppresses native grasses and has now spread o 7 million acres 28 million ha Grazing animals avoid it Leafy spurge now inhabits 25 million acres only some ypes of goats can eat it The result is biological deserts The Escape that are expanding and extremely expensiveo eliminate essentially impossible according o ManningAnyway my curiosity about Meyer led me o discover Stone s book It s easy o read and portrays he food explorers as heroes who devoted heir lives o making America great If
like most Americans school aught you little about environmental history Stone s story is warm fuzzy a pleasant most Americans school aught you little about environmental Stone s story is warm and fuzzy a pleasant of progress and wealth creation Fairchild became a celebrity and hung out with Sins, The Gita Karma the rich and ofhe biggest eco catastrophes caused by imported plants was he chestnut blight Fairchild Marlatt and Meyer were fully aware of it It was first noticed on American chestnut rees at Clarkson on Cars the Bronx Zoo in 1904 Athat ime chestnuts were a canopy species in 88 million acres 35 million ha of eastern forest The rees were called he redwoods of he east Some grew o 150 feet 46 m high having runks up o 17 feet 5 m in diameter and a canopy 100 feet wideEvery year mature rees dropped an abundance of nuts food for suirrels wild urkeys deer bears raccoons and grouse The wood was rot resistant easily split did not warp or shrink and was useful in many ways Both he Indians and Tangled Sheets, Tangled Lies the hill people who followedhem depended on Beautiful Day theserees Hillbillies could raise free range hogs in he forest commons at no cost and fill heir smokehouses with chestnut flavored pork Cartloads of nuts were hauled Goodnight Sweetheart toown and sold for cash shoe moneySpores of he blight fungus were ransported by birds mammals insects and breezes As he contagion got rolling it could spread as far as 50 miles 80 km per year The blight damaged he inner bark blocking he flow of water and nutrients o he ree above ground Within 40 years Deception So Deadly the American chestnut was ahreatened species Four billion The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm The Proslogion trees died The wildlife disappeared and many hill people hado abandon heir subsistence way of life One reported Man I had he awfulest feeling about hat as a child o look back yonder and see The Dragon Token thoserees dying I hought he whole world was going o die In 1904 nobody knew if he fungus was native or imported Meyer identified Comics, Comix Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art the source ofhe fungus when he found infected chestnut The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam trees in China in 1913 and Japan in 1915 He notedhat Lucia, Lucia theserees rarely died from How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich the blight and some were very resistant The food explorer lads did send back some chestnut seeds and cuttings overhe years but My Life: A Spoken Autobiography they weren he first In her essay on he introduction of Bipolar Breakthrough: The Essential Guide to Going Beyond Moodswings to Harness Your Highs, Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression, and T the blight Sandra L Anagnostakis notedhat nurseries were importing Japanese chestnuts as early as 1876 Many seedlings were sold by mail order long before 1904Marlatt argued Taste Test: Horns Halos thathe blight could have been prevented if Cardio Strength Training: Torch Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Stronger Faster the federal government had wisely uarantined and inspected all imported plants Fairchildhough his was a ridiculous idea impeding he speed of progress for no good reason Marlatt eventually won Congress passed Season of Valor (Battles of Destiny the Plant uarantine Act in 1912 and inspections werehe domain of The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish the Federal Agricultural Board which Marlatt controlledStone devoted about four sentenceso Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants the chestnut blight catastrophe In Stone s account Fairchild dismissedhe blight as a The Duke's Daughter triumph of progress an existing vulnerability had been eliminated by importinghe superior blight resistant chestnuts from Asia Hooray Fairchild wrote a different version of his story in his 1938 book The World Was My Garden When he eventually com. G botanist with an insatiable lust o explore and experience he world set out in search of foods hat would enrich he American farmer and enchant he American eaterKale from Croatia mangoes from India and hops from Bavaria Peaches from China avocados from Chile and pomegranates from Malta Fairchild's finds weren't just limited o food From Egypt he sent ba.