Plucked from tropical America, the pineapple was brought to European tables and hothouses before it was conveyed back to the tropics, where it came to dominate U.S. and world markets. Pineapple Culture is a dazzling history of the world's tropical and temperate zones told through the pineapple's illustrative career. Following Gary Y. Okihiro's enthusiastically received Island World: A History of Hawai`i and the United States, Pineapple Culture continues to upend conventional ideas about history, space, and time with its provocative vision. At the center of the story is the thoroughly modern tale of Dole's "Hawaiian" pineapple, which, from its island periphery, infiltrated the white, middle-class homes of the continental United States. The transit of the pineapple brilliantly illuminates the history and geography of empires—their creations and accumulations; the circuits of knowledge, capital, labor, goods, and the cultures that characterize them; and their assumed power to name, classify, and rule over alien lands, peoples, and resources.
authors include international authorities from around the worldonly complete up to date publication on pineappleAimed at researchers and professional horticulturists, this comprehensive reference book on pineapple covers all topics from botany and taxonomy to genetics, breeding, production, disease and postharvest techniques. There is currently no single up-to-date volume on the pineapple and this book fills that gap.The contents include: history, distribution and world production; botany; breeding, genetic engineering, selection and cultivars; crop environment, temperature, water and light; propagation; cultural systems; flowering and fruit development; and pests, disease and weeds. The book will be of interest to those working in horticulture and tropical fruit growers.
Poet Charles Lamb described the pineapple as “too ravishing for moral taste . . . like lovers’ kisses she bites—she is a pleasure bordering on pain, from fierceness and insanity of her relish.” From the moment Christopher Columbus discovered it on a Caribbean island in 1493, the pineapple has seduced the world, becoming an object of passion and desire. Beloved by George Washington, a favorite of kings and aristocrats, the pineapple quickly achieved an elite status among fruits that it retains today. Kaori O’Connor tells the story of this culinary romance in Pineapple, an intriguing history of this luscious fruit. O’Connor follows the pineapple across time and cultures, exploring how it was first transported to Europe, where it could only be grown at great expense in hothouses. The pineapple was the ultimate status symbol, she reveals—London society hostesses would even pay extravagantly to rent a pineapple for a single evening to be the centerpiece of a party. O’Connor explains that the fruit remained a seasonal luxury for the rich until developments in shipping and refrigeration allowed it to be brought to the major markets in Europe and America, and she illustrates how canning processes—and the discovery of the pineapple’s ideal home in Hawaii—have made it available and affordable throughout the year. Packed with vivid illustrations and irresistible recipes from around the world, Pineapple will have everyone falling in love with this juicy tropical fruit.
50 Fabulous Pineapple Crochet Motifs (Leisure Arts #4864) shows the versatility of the beloved and beautiful pineapple motif, which has been one of the most popular crochet motifs for well over 100 years. In these designs by Jean Leinhauser and Ferosa Harold, the crocheted pineapple turns itself into a peacock, a Christmas tree, an owl and many other unusual designs, as well as appearing in a variety of shapes. The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since colonial days, and these projects make wonderful gifts, especially for housewarming events. All of the photographed models were made with Size 10 crochet cotton, but you can of course make them in any thread or yarn you choose, so no gauge is given.
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 was a powerful status symbol, so much so that at first, it was extremely unusual actually to eat the fruit. The image appeared on gateposts, on teapots, furniture and wallpaper. A new phase opened when growers in the Caribbean began supplying pineapples in the 1840s and later the first canning factory was built in Hawaii. As the story rolls on, through the heyday of pineapple chunks and cocktails, right up to the fashions of today,it touches on pineapples and sex, pineapples and empire, pineapples in art. Why is the pineapple so special? In one surprising sense it is indeed ideal. Made up of hundreds of separate fruitlets, its spirals embody the gradations of the Golden Mean - it is mathematically perfect. But it is more than that - for years a focus of traveller's tales, it is a treasure of sight and scent and taste. Packed with fascinating illustrations, this delicious book sees Fran Beauman explore the life and lore of the king of fruits: scholarly, witty and fun, it is a true hamper of delights.
Become a fabulous fruit florist with our step-by-step instructions! Isn't it great to receive a bouquet of flowers? Especially when the smells are enchanting and the colors and textures seem good enough to eat. Well, what if you could make a stunning, appetizing bouquet that you can actually eat? The Pineapple Daisy offers just that-beautiful, exotic and mouth-watering fruit arranged in exquisite floral designs. Whether it's a chocolate-dipped strawberry bouquet, pineapple and melon daisies, or caramel covered apple wedges, your senses with be aroused by the aroma, textures, and flavors of these unique creations. We've perfected these arrangements and recipes so that we can share them with you. By following along and practicing you too can be a fabulous fruit florist, and you can make every daisy a pineapple daisy!
Q: What do you get when you cross a Lone Star with a Pineapple? A: A knockout Pineapple Star Quilt! Dazzling pineapple stars that anyone can piece! Create large, dynamic stars with solids and prints. Tremendous flexibility - make any project in six size. Paper-pieced construction means all diamonds are perfect. Workbook style guides you from easy paper-pieced construction through designing your own project! Large areas are perfect for show-off quilting! Also available from C&T: Pineapple Stars Paper Piecing Patterns - 9 preprinted sheets (8 to sew plus a practice sheet) to make 6 sizes of pineapple stars - perfect results every time!
Production, Utilization and Nutritional Properties
Author: Lydia Hampton
The opening review included in The Pineapple: Production, Utilization and Nutritional Properties discusses the fundamental and applied aspects related to production of aroma compounds in pineapple fruit. Using different isolation techniques (vacuum distillation, simultaneous distillation-extraction, solvent extraction, dynamic headspace and headspace solid phase-microextraction), the volatile compounds are analyzed in conjunction, mainly with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.Internal browning or blackheart is an important physiological disorder of fresh pineapple fruit occurring during low temperature storage and a limiting factor during export. The authors discuss how phytosanitary treatments including heat, cold, or ionizing radiation can be used to control quarantine pests for market access.Various classes of bioactive metabolites from pineapple reported in the scientific literature (and their nutritional properties) are discussed. The effects of these metabolites on human health are vital, and thus it is extremely important to understand their nutraceutical potential and future applications.Lastly, the authors propose that the incorporation of pineapple peel flour into cooked meat products enhances moisture and texture, and improves probiotic survival during storage. Similarly, the antioxidant capacity of pineapple peel flour enhances lipid rancidity in cooked meat products.
Cooking projects provide a highly motivating, real-life application for learning. This child-friendly recipe is based on a piece of children's literature. Read the book, and then collaborate to make this delicious food to enjoy together.