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Author Gifford, John Allen, author.

Title Pecan America : exploring a cultural icon / John Gifford.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  634.52 G366p 2019    ---  Available
Description 199 pages ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Pecan America provides readers with a look at how the rising demand for pecans around the world is transforming the way this nut is grown, promoted, and consumed here in the United States. Along the way, Gifford explores its presence in American folk art and culture, documents the pecan industry's quest for share of stomach in a market brimming with other tree nuts, examines the pecan's surprising array of health benefits, and profiles some of the fascinating people who bring this food to our tables. In the end, Gifford reveals the pecan to be much more than a food, but also a cultural curiosity and even a metaphor for America itself, one whose diverse nature may be its greatest quality." -- provided by publisher
Contents The flood -- Made in America -- Cultivars -- Pecans for sale -- Sheller's market -- Big oil -- Better by nature -- Assets and liabilities -- The American pecan -- Home of the pecan festival.
Subject Pecan -- United States -- Growth.
Pecan -- Nutrition.
ISBN 9780700628353 hardcover alkaline paper
0700628355 hardcover alkaline paper
9780700628360 electronic book
Standard No. 40029447593

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