- 210 pages
- Bananas: an American History
- Virginia Scott Jenkins
- 16 January 2019 Virginia Scott Jenkins
❮EPUB❯ ✻ Bananas: an American History ✶ Author Virginia Scott Jenkins – Essayreview.co.uk Before most Americans had never seen a banana By bananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels Today Americans eat on average nearly seventyfive per year More than a staple of t Beforemost Americans had never seen a banana Bybananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels Today Americans eat on average nearly seventyfive per year More than a staple of the American diet, bananas have gained a secure place in the nation's culture and folklore They have been recommended as the secret to longevity, the perfect Bananas: an Epub / food for infants, and the cure for warts, headaches, and stage fright Essential to the cereal bowl and the pratfall, they remain a mainstay of jokes, songs, and wordplay even after a century of rapid changeCovering every aspect of the banana in American culture, from its beginnings as luxury food to its reputation in the s as the “poor man's” fruit to its role today as a healthy, easytocarry snack, Bananas provides an insightful look at a fruit with appeal.