Friends of The Library Author Talk: Daniel Stone

Tenley-Friendship Library

Friends of The Library Author Talk: Daniel Stone

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 7 p.m.

Join author Daniel Stone for his author talk on The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of The Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
 
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 out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food -- from Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America's capital.