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praise for hoptopia “Everyone who enjoys beer, especially craft beer, should read this book. Deeply researched and captivatingly written, Kopp’s book is an education in the global transformations that made possible the Americas’ revolution in beer. Hoptopia will change how readers think and—most importantly—how they taste their favorite hoppy beers.” —Mark Fiege, Montana State University “Peter Kopp has produced a masterful work in Hoptopia. He creatively brings together agriculture, agronomy, science, environment, labor, and market economics to tell this story of hop production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. What’s beer without hops? What’s the history of that crop without all of the important connections explained so well here? Hoptopia is a must-have book for all interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest and for all who love beer.” —Sterling Evans, University of Oklahoma “Hoptopia finally encapsulates the noble role of the lowly hop cone in the world of quality beer. Peter Kopp deftly weaves the story of how American hops—and particularly Oregon hops—went from a laughingstock of the beer world to an ingredient highly sought after by brewers worldwide. Cheers to Hoptopia!” —Karl Ockert, Director of Brewery Operations, Deschutes Brewery “Imagine a Venn diagram with hops, a crucial ingredient in making beer, in the center, attached to circles containing farming, agronomy, climate, ecology, business, labor, gender, race, class, festivals, globalization, and utopias. As the title of Peter Kopp’s entertaining and informative history of hop farming suggests, the story of hops is regional history placed in contexts of world history. Like the beers that hops make palatable, this book nourishes and stimulates. Imbibe!” —Bernard Mergen, author of At Pyramid Lake “Peter Kopp has taken seriously the advice of many environmental historians to begin with the natural world and ask questions about human engagement. In this fascinating history of a plant and its place in the Pacific Northwest, we get everything from transnational economic competition to indigenous labor to modern bio-scientific research— and all of it also packaged to give us a new viewpoint on the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage.” —William L. Lang, Portland State University “Cheers to this fascinating agricultural history of the aromatic hops that infused America’s craft beer revolution. Kopp relates the rich biological, scientific, social, labor, and industrial history of the development of Oregon’s Willamette Valley as a major hop producer. Along the way, he reveals the complex connections between global markets and the local landscapes and people who transformed the way many of us imbibe beer.” —Marsha Weisiger, Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History, University of Oregon “Everyone who enjoys beer, especially craft beer, should read this book.” —Mark Fiege, Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, Montana State University Hoptopia california studies in food and culture Darra Goldstein, Editor 1. Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, by Andrew Dalby 2. Eating Right in the Renaissance, by Ken Albala 3. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, by Marion Nestle 4. Camembert: A National Myth, by Pierre Boisard 5. Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety, by Marion Nestle 6. Eating Apes, by Dale Peterson 7. Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet, by Harvey Levenstein 8. Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America, by Harvey Levenstein 9. Encarnación’s Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from NineteenthCentury California: Selections from Encarnación Pinedo’s El cocinero español, by Encarnación Pinedo, edited and translated by Dan Strehl, with an essay by Victor Valle 10. Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine, by Charles L. Sullivan, with a foreword by Paul Draper 11. Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World, by Theodore C. Bestor 12. Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity, by R. Marie Griffith 13. Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic, by Sharron Dalton 14. The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookery Book, by the Eminent Maestro Martino of Como, edited and with an introduction by Luigi Ballerini, translated and annotated by Jeremy Parzen, and with fifty modernized recipes by Stefania Barzini 15. The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them, by Susan Allport 16. Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food, by Warren Belasco 17. The Spice Route: A History, by John Keay...


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