Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Author:
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2018
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a turn-of-the-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapesand thousands more—to the American plate.“Fascinating.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fast-paced adventure writing.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Richly descriptive.”—Kirkus • “A must-read for foodies.”HelloGigglesIn the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.“Daniel Stone draws the reader into an intriguing, seductive world, rich with stories and surprises. The Food Explorer shows you the history and drama hidden in your fruit bowl. It’s a delicious piece of writing.”—Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
02/20/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525531159
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Daniel Stone. (2018). The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Daniel Stone. 2018. The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Daniel Stone, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Daniel Stone. The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection33
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
9dd529b9-1961-c15c-e198-f6ec0c59c92a
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:40:53
Date Updated:
Dec 06, 2020 02:43:26
Last Metadata Check:
Jan 24, 2021 07:10:30
Last Metadata Change:
Dec 19, 2020 14:06:50
Last Availability Check:
Jan 24, 2021 07:10:34
Last Availability Change:
Jan 23, 2021 17:27:25
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jan 26, 2021 02:27:14

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/215/C19/41/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/215/C19/41/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525531142
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525531159
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525531142
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525531159
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Daniel Stone
title
The Food Explorer
dateAdded
2018-03-02T11:18:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3442348
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Food Explorer The True Adventures of the GlobeTrotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
crossRefId
3442348
subtitle
The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
id
215c1941-e27f-434f-a18d-852121a8b93f
starRating
3.5

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: FoodExplorerTheTrueAdventuresoftheGlobeTrottin-645
      • partCount: 10
      • fileSize: 284685990
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525531142
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525531159
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 02/20/2018
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3442348-TheFoodExplorer.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=215c1941-e27f-434f-a18d-852121a8b93f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: FoodExplorerTheTrueAdventuresoftheGlobeTrottin-645
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 284650888
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525531142
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525531159
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 02/20/2018
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3442348-TheFoodExplorer.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=215c1941-e27f-434f-a18d-852121a8b93f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Stone, Daniel
      • bioText: Daniel Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University.
      • name: Daniel Stone
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Stone, Daniel
      • bioText: Daniel Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University.
      • name: Daniel Stone
imprint
Penguin Audio
publishDate
2018-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Food Explorer
fullDescription
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a turn-of-the-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapesand thousands more—to the American plate.
“Fascinating.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fast-paced adventure writing.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Richly descriptive.”—Kirkus • “A must-read for foodies.”HelloGiggles
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.
Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.
“Daniel Stone draws the reader into an intriguing, seductive world, rich with stories and surprises. The Food Explorer shows you the history and drama hidden in your fruit bowl. It’s a delicious piece of writing.”—Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Daniel Stone delivers a fast-paced narration of this globe-spanning audiobook about the botanist David Fairchild. The story is delivered as an adventure travelogue of Fairchild's exploits around the globe, which brought mangoes, cashews, and avocados to the American farm and table. The Kansas-bred Fairchild was both smart and lucky. He had a chance encounter with millionaire traveler Barbour Lathrop, which evolved into a patronage and friendship that allowed the intrepid botanist to travel the world collecting cuttings and bringing back the remarkable seeds for foods that changed Americans bland nineteenth- century diet. Stone's engaging reading style suits his subject well. Sadly, Fairchild ends up an embattled bureaucrat, but the excitement of his discoveries leaves the listener satisfied. A.D.M. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
popularity
534
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/215c1941-e27f-434f-a18d-852121a8b93f/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
215c1941-e27f-434f-a18d-852121a8b93f
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/215/C19/41/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/215/C19/41/{215C1941-E27F-434F-A18D-852121A8B93F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Cooking & Food
      • value: History
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
02/20/2018
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a turn-of-the-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapesand thousands more—to the American plate.
"Fascinating."—The New York Times Book Review "Fast-paced adventure writing."—The Wall Street Journal • "Richly descriptive."—Kirkus • "A must-read for foodies."HelloGiggles
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.
Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild's finds weren't...
sortTitle
Food Explorer The True Adventures of the GlobeTrotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
crossRefId
3442348
subtitle
The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group