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 insatiable
lust to explore and experience the world, set... more...