Written in a lighthearted style, this engaging book includes historical photos and illustrations, and is packed with fascinating factoids. This is the type of book where readers will find themselves spouting historical tidbits to everyone in their orbit ... A fun book that both instructs and entertains on every page.
Alexander’s playful sense of humor...makes Ten Tomatoes a delight to read. It’s this humor that takes a range of disparate and unexpected topics ... Ten Tomatoes isn’t just filled with tidbits that will help readers dominate at pub trivia night ... More broadly, the book proves that food history isn’t a niche topic. Through entertaining stories and fun facts, Alexander shows how culinary decisions have often been made based on the politics or business interests of the day, rather than anything to do with flavor or health. Taken all together, this book about the history of this beloved fruit (or vegetable—it’s debatable!) is endlessly surprising.