I hadn't really though about fruit as important to history before. I knew it had to be, but I'd never really thought about the history of fruit before. That's only partly what this book is about. There's also a lot of lists of fruits that I've never heard of and descriptions of some o those fruits. I don't read a lot of books about food, but this one has drawn me in. Some of the descriptions are kind of gross, but the author is honest instead of trying to make all the fruit he mentions into something everyone would want to try. Some of the fruit does sound good (one tastes like peanut butter, with another tasting like jam - I think it was blackberry, but I'm not completely sure about that).
Once again, I'm going to have trouble reviewing this one when I get done. I haven't been taking notes!