Birdseye...The Adventures of a Curious Man - Mark Kurlansky
While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye
encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy
diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside
in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity
after thawing. As a result, he developed his patented Birdseye freezing
process and started the company that still bears his name. Birdseye
forever changed the way we preserve, store, and distribute food, and the
way we eat.
Mark Kurlansky’s vibrant and affectionate
narrative reveals Clarence Birdseye as a quintessential “can-do”
American inventor—his other patents include an electric sunlamp, a
harpoon gun to tag finback whales, and an improved incandescent
lightbulb—and shows how the greatest of changes can come from the
simplest of ideas and the unlikeliest of places.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor (February 12, 2013)
MY THOUGHTS: This book is full of info on the inventor of the freezing process of food. Which I didn't know that Birdseye discovered this. Clarence(Bob) Birdseye was a well traveled man. Coming up with lots of ways to make living easier and more economical. He was also one of the people that helped find the cure for Tick Fever. The author did a remarkable job weaving this man's history together, considering he didn't have a lot of information that was accurate. He took a lot of info from Birdseye's Jounal's. I give this book 5......
This book is for 3 of my reading challenges......
Outdo Yourself Challenge
Library Love Challenge