A Good Week for Kara Newman

Kara Newman, Secret Financial Life of Food

It’s been a good week for Kara Newman (@karanewman), author of The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets.

A recent review in the Washington Post praised the book for providing “a refreshing and much-needed look” at food as a commodity amid the plethora of other food books.

The review points to Kara Newman’s “engaging observations” about the development of such phenomena as year-round dairy products and the transformation of pepper from a financial instrument of critical value to lowly food stuff. Additionally, Newman’s tracing of the history of commodity tracing is documented “clearly and elegantly.”

In addition to the great review, Newman was also interviewed about the book by Eric LeMay on the New Books Network.

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