Pineapple: King of Fruits


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This enchanting, juicy history takes us from the pineapple's origins in the Amazon rainforests to its first tasting by Columbus in Guadeloupe and its starring role on the royal dinner tables of Europe. In the eighteenth-century this spectacular fruit reigned supreme: despite the fact that, at first, to cultivate just one cost the same as a new coach, every great house soon boasted its own steaming pits filled with hundreds upon hundreds of pineapple plants. As the Prada handbag of its day, a real-life, homegrown pineapple ...

Pineapple: King of Fruits 2006, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099469445

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Pineapple: King of Fruits 2005, Chatto & Windus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701176990