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The Story of Food: Sugar

Alex Woolf

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The Story of Food, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Prose: non-fiction, Social & cultural history, Food & society, Children's Non-Fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /


The amazing stories behind our everyday foods - how they have changed the course of history, triggered wars, created black markets, are the cause for whole industries and have revolutionised our diets

The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.

Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.

An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.

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