Equal parts propaganda and home economics, The Banana Republican Recipe Book is a dark riff on the United Fruit company’s recipe booklets of the mid-20th century. Now known as Chiquita Brands, United Fruits was anything but a cheery purveyor of tropical produce. Rather, the corporation worked hand-in-glove with the US Government and the CIA to facilitate regime change, crush labor organization, defeat environmental advocacy, grab indigenous land, and, above all, ensure that the banana stayed unreasonably cheap—and astronomically profitable—in supermarkets across the world. The Banana Republican Recipe Book is a fresh take on the rotten underbelly of America’s favorite fruit.
J. Herr, C. Sheffler
City : New York, NY
Pages : 65 p. + one double-sided poster
Dimensions : 17.78 x 12.7 cm.
Cover : Paperback
Binding : Perfect Binding
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