Now in paperback for the first time, The Story of Corn is Betty Fussell's mesmerizing account of the extraordinary grain that built the New World. In a form as uniquely hybrid as its subject, it blends history and myth, science and art, anecdote and image, personal narrative and epic to tell the story of this amazing crop and the people who for centuries have planted, eaten, worshipped, processed, and profited from it.
Betty Fussell received a Ph.D. in English literature, has written over a dozen books about a variety of foods, and penned food columns for The New York Times. She resides in New York.
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Jane and Michael Stern
Having picked through every kernel of information about corn with the zeal of a state fair-goer holding a buttery cob, Fussell has produced a delicious and meticulous book about the real American staff of life.