Literary Events

Tom Standage

When: Sun., May 31, 3 p.m. 2009

Wheat, sugar, coffee, corn: It's not just lunch. The types of foods that various civilizations cultivate end up shaping world history by creating new technologies, economies, empires, and reasons for war, journalist Tom Standage asserts in An Edible History of Humanity, which he discusses at Mrs. Dalloway's (2904 College Ave., Berkeley) on Sunday, May 31. 3 p.m., free.

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