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May 17, 2011

New book: Tomatoland

I've been seeing a bunch of coverage today of this Barry Estabrook's new book: Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.

Estabrook authors the Politics of the Plate blog and wrote the James Beard Award-winning article for Gourmet, "The Price of Tomatoes," which suggested, "if you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery."

The article is a great read, but sometimes books that have been expanded from great articles suffer from padding. I'm curious enough about this one to give it a try, though.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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