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Old 10-08-2009, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Banana -- The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

by Dan Koeppel

My friend sent me this book. I haven't had time to pick up a book in a while, but I'd like to. Has anyone read this book, and if so, what did you think of it?

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Old 10-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Big long discussion about the book in another thread on this site.
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As Richard said, you can find where we've discussed this in another thread if you search. For what it's worth, I found it to be a great read-very educational.
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Oh, okay. I should have done a search first. Thanks.
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Well, I did do a search and couldn't find it. At first, I put in the title of the book, but I think that was too many words for the search engine. I tried doing a search for the author's name and found the thread where he was interviewed on the radio. I did a search just in the book reviews area too and didn't see it. Oh, well. I'll just read the book.
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I never did find another thread that discusses this book, but last night I took the book to bed and read this regarding the banana 'Lacatan':

"The fruit's flesh is the color of creme brulee. The taste is lush and full-bodied, with an intense flavor that recalls homemade banana ice cream. 'True nobility among bananas,' gushes the Web site run by Jon Verdick, owner of a San Diego nursery that sells more than two dozen types of banana plants for home growing (don't expect much fruit, if any: our climate makes bananas a rather lovely decorative plant but little more).

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Here you go:

Interview- Dan Koeppel of "Banana" on KCRW

Yes, We Will Have No Bananas

Panama disease making a comeback

Banana on NPR

Take the comments from inkcube seriously, he is far more educated on the subject than Dan Koeppel.
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Don't feel bad Clare, before I noticed that this book was at the bottom of the page here last year being advertised I asked about it too I have read it 3 times already cover to cover and is well worth it......enjoy.
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