Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods

A book coverJennifer A. Jordan. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

UWM sociologist Jennifer Jordan examines how people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of fruits and vegetables. Along the way, Jordan shows how these foods provide a powerful emotional and physical connection to our genetic, cultural and culinary past. Jordan also explores the role home gardeners have played in preserving “the taste of childhood” by growing their grandmother’s tomatoes or an old apple variety.