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The Food Explorer: An Evening with Daniel Stone

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Barton Main Library at Greenville Tech (Building 102)

506 South Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

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Meet Daniel Stone, author of The Food Explorer, for a free talk about the globe-trotting botanist, who transformed what America eats.

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Meet Daniel Stone, author of The Food Explorer - a book on the true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate..

6PM - Light refreshments & book sales

6:30PM - Daniel Stone discusses The Food Explorer. Followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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.

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Barton Main Library at Greenville Tech (Building 102)

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