At the turn of the nineteenth century-when most food in America was bland and brown and few people appreciated the economic potential of then-exotic foods-David Fairchild convinced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to finance overseas explorations to find and bring back foreign cultivars. Fairchild traveled to remote corners of the globe, searching for fruits, vegetables, and grains that could find a new home in American fields and in the American diet. In Fruits of Eden, Amanda Harris vividly recounts the exploits of Fairchild and his small band of adventurers and botanists as they traversed distant lands-Algeria, Baghdad, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Java, and Zanzibar-to return with new and exciting flavors. Their expeditions led to a renaissance not only at the dinner table but also in horticulture, providing diversity of crops for farmers across the country. Not everyone was supportive, however. The scientific community was concerned with invasive species, and World War I fanned the flames of xenophobia in Washington. Adversaries who believed Fairchild’s discoveries would contaminate the purity of native crops eventually shut down his program, but his legacy lives on in today’s modern kitchen, where navel oranges, Meyer lemons, honeydew melons, soybeans, and durum wheat are now standard.
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Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call – or Skype – home the moment their flight has landed, and that''s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist''s Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build fridges and 0 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they''re known as sea turtles), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called brain drain – the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones – actually reduces global poverty *America''s unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world''s diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world''s most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.
When California designer and home decor shop owner Nicole Mendez was pregnant with her second child, she came up with a great way to document her growing belly.
Inspired by BabyCenter’s “How big is your baby?” list, which uses corresponding fruits and vegetables to track a fetus’ size throughout pregnancy, Mendez purchased the produce and held each one in front of her stomach at various times during her nine months.
“Having something tangible to hold up to your belly really helps you to visualize your baby’s size, and makes you realize how fast they grow!” she told The Huffington Post.
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A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call–or Skype–home the moment their flight has landed, and that''s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist''s global business editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas, and foster innovation. Covering phenomena such as how young Chinese studying in the West are infecting China with democratic ideals, to why the so-called brain drain–the flow of educated migrants from poor countries to rich ones–actually reduces global poverty, this is a fascinating look at how migration makes the world wealthier and happier.
Secrets For Staying Healthy, Youthful and Beautiful At Any Age, Discover The Amazing Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables
Did you know avocados and oranges help reduce belly fat? Nuts and blueberries have a protective effect on skin, bananas are a great source of energy, are mood regulating, can help reduce the effects of a hangover and if you rub the skin on a mosquito bite it decreases the itching and swelling. It is well known that most of our medical problems in this country are due to poor diets full of fatty foods and foods laden with sugar. The old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away has a good deal of truth behind it. We know that apples help decrease cholesterol, decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, help protect the brain and aid in weight loss. Many fruits and vegetables have amazing benefits which help you look and feel your best and prevent diet induced medical conditions. Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet provide many benefits. Another option to looking younger, feeling good or improving your appearance is cosmetic surgery. Todays procedures are safer and more precise and cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever, especially with baby boomers who want to look on the outside as to how they feel. Aesthetic enhancement has come a long way from when only the wealthy and movie stars had access to these procedures. Many cosmetic procedures today no longer require surgery and you can return to work the same day. Here you will find a list of fruits and vegetables and the benefits they offer in your diet as well as a list of cosmetic procedures available today, the costs and risks. Its never to late to look and feel healthy, youthful and beautiful.
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Home canning provides year-round the pleasure of eating natural, delicious produce from the garden or local markets. Preserving food is modern, practical and actually quite simple especially when using tried and true recipes from Best of Bridge. As with all their other much-loved cookbooks, these are simple recipes and techniques with gourmet results. Easy-to-understand detailed instructions provide all the information needed before beginning any canning project and the user-friendly recipes are totally appealing. There is a wealth of fantastic information from The Basics section which includes equipment, food safety and general processing information, to special altitude and produce purchasing charts. And an extensive glossary identifies everything from ingredients and canning equipment to preserving techniques. The outstanding variety of recipes includes jams and spreads, conserves, fruit butters, marmalades, chutneys, pickles, relishes, ketchups, sauces and salsas. Depending on the time available or the home cook’s comfort, the recipes range from a simple no-cook Strawberry Jam to Seville Orange Marmalade, Sweet and Tangy Gherkins, Rhubarb Relish to Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa. Jams and Jellies Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Blueberry, Red Currant and Orange Conserves and Fruit Butter Coronation Grape and Orange, Cranberry and Pear Conserve, Pear Butter Marmalades Blood Orange, Lemon, Zucchini Orange, Orange and Pink Grapefruit, Lime Chutneys Red Onion and Raisin, Classic Peach, Pineapple, Mint, Sweet and Spicy Tomato Pickles Classic Icicle Pickles, Classic Spiced Pickled Apples, Easy Sweet Pickles Relishes and Ketchups Spicy Tomato Ketchup, Sweet Green Dill Cucumber, 3-Onion Sauces and Salsas Fiery Pepper Salsa, Classic Tomato Sauce, Chili Sauce, Classic BBQ Sauce. These recipes cover the gamut in flavors from simple to spectacular — something for every region and climate nationwide.
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