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Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods

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Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by University Of Chicago Press
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Mria Quijada
Oct 31, 2016 Mria Quijada rated it it was ok
The best part of this book is the bibliography. It's a mishmash of excerpts from other books about real food while she waxes nostalgic for boxed cake mix and jello salad.
But the reading list is great.
Rj
Jul 18, 2015 Rj rated it it was ok
Picking up the book I was hoping it was a narrative in that traced the intersection of memory and food, like Proust's madeline. Sadly, it is not, the book is a really just Jordan's survey of secondary literature and her perusing aggregated online sources for mentions of foods. It seems in a way an excuse for her to peruse these sources and to drive out to a couple of farms then write a book about it. In the end the book is really boring and not at all about heirloom vegetables or foods.

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“In some respects supermarket apples represent a kind of collective forgetting—of flavors, textures, and aromas, of landscapes and foliage. Forgetting can be far more difficult to study than remembering, because its traces are much harder to discern.” 0 likes
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