Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee

Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee

by Bee Wilson
     
 

"Bee Wilson is a terrific writer who tells great stories, and her book could not be more timely given what's going on in the Chinese food industry today."—Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics and What to Eat

"No other book tells the history of food adulteration in this way. Swindled is ambitious in its coverage and extremely

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"Bee Wilson is a terrific writer who tells great stories, and her book could not be more timely given what's going on in the Chinese food industry today."—Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics and What to Eat

"No other book tells the history of food adulteration in this way. Swindled is ambitious in its coverage and extremely well written."—Andrew F. Smith, editor of the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691138206
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Chapter 1: German Ham and English Pickles 1

Chapter 2: A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread 46

Chapter 3: Government Mustard 94

Chapter 4: Pink Margarine and Pure Ketchup 152

Chapter 5: Mock Goslings and Pear-nanas 213

Chapter 6: Basmati Rice and Baby Milk 272

Epilogue: Adulteration in the Twenty-fi rst Century 322

Notes 329

Bibliography 351

Acknowledgments 363

Picture Credits 365

Index 367

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