Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Few people in history have influenced the way we eat as much as Clarence Birdseye. One of the last "real" inventors -- those who relied on imagination and native intelligence more than education -- he revolutionized the food industry with his fast-freezing process. Birdseye embodies the quintessential American "can-do" spirit, and Mark Kurlansky honors his legacy of curiosity, ingenuity, and ambition.

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Birdseye: The Adventure of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky ★★★ Want to read the biography of a man who reinvented the frozen food industry? Clarence Birdseye would invent a technique of flash ... Read full review

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I picked this up on a whim; I had no idea Bob Birdseye was even a person. I've eaten Birdseye frozen vegetables as long as I can remember, but it was only through this book that I learned that ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

MARK KURLANSKY is the "New York Times" bestselling author of many books, including "The Food of a Younger Land," "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World," "Salt: A World History," "1968: The Year That Rocked the World," and "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell." He lives in New York City.

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