The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut (by James McWilliams)

Author(s): James McWilliams

Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish date: 2013-10-01
ISBN-10: 0292749163
ISBN-13: 9780292749160
Language: English
What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie? New Orleans without
pecan pralines? Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons
without America’s native nut, whose popularity has spread far
beyond the tree’s natural home. But as familiar as the pecan is,
most people don’t know the fascinating story of how native pecan
trees fed Americans for thousands of years until the nut was
“improved” a little more than a century ago—and why that rapid
domestication actually threatens the pecan’s long-term future.
In The Pecan, acclaimed writer and historian James
McWilliams explores the history of America’s most… more…

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