Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic by Gordon Edgar PDF

By Gordon Edgar

ISBN-10: 1603585656

ISBN-13: 9781603585651

ISBN-10: 1603587047

ISBN-13: 9781603587044

One of the oldest, so much ubiquitous, and liked cheeses on this planet, the background of cheddar is an interesting one. through the years it's been remodeled, from a painstakingly hand-crafted wheel to a rindless, heavily produced block, to a liquefied and emulsified plastic mass untouched by means of human fingers. The Henry Fordism of cheddar construction in lots of methods expected the appearance of commercial agriculture.  They don’t name it “American Cheese” for nothing.

Cheddar is one man’s picaresque trip to determine what a well-recognized nutrients can let us know approximately ourselves. Cheddar could be preferred in just about all American houses, however the advocates of the conventional wheel as opposed to the processed slice usually have very various rules approximately nutrition. when you consider that cheddar—with its range of producing methods and tastes—is this type of huge umbrella, it's the ideal foodstuff in which to debate many giant nutrients matters that face our society.

More than that, notwithstanding, cheddar really holds a key to realizing not just concerns surrounding foodstuff politics, but in addition a number of the methods we expect of our cultural id. Cheddar, and its offshoots, has whatever to inform us approximately this kingdom: the best way humans rally to sure cheddars yet no longer others; the best way they extol or denounce the best way others devour it; the function of the commodification of a once-artisan cheese and the impression that has on rural communities.  the truth that cheddar is so universal that it is usually taken without any consideration implies that analyzing it may possibly lead us to the invention of frequently unstated truths.

Author Gordon Edgar (Cheesemonger: A existence at the Wedge) is definitely outfitted to take readers on a journey throughout the international of cheddar. For greater than fifteen years he has labored as an iconoclastic cheesemonger in San Francisco, yet his sharp expertise for remark and social critique have been honed lengthy sooner than then, on this planet of ’zines, punk rock, and revolutionary politics. His clean views on this type of doubtless universal subject are as proposal upsetting as they're entertaining.

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