'Twas nearing the holidays, so the UPF staff Put together a wish list on your family and friends' behalf. There's something for everyone to find in this guide, So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! . . . Sorghum's Savor by RONNI LUNDY. For the cook in search of new flavors: Know someone who … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2015
We had a fantastic time last week at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015 Discovery Show. SIBA celebrated its 40th birthday this year with lots of author signings, informative panels, photo booth fun, and special events. Our tables in the exhibit hall were piled high with new University Press of Florida books, and we loved spending … Continue reading Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015
The highlights below are from just some of the nearly 100 reviews and news mentions our authors received throughout June. . . Walking St. Augustine Elsbeth "Buff" Gordon "Through descriptive prose, pictures, photos and maps, [Walking St. Augustine] brings to life five centuries of the city’s past. . . .A welcome addition to the lexicon of … Continue reading June Review Roundup
Written by Amanda Harris, author of Fruits of Eden . Throughout his life, David Fairchild was America’s best-known plant explorer. He and a small group of other dedicated botanists, who each loved eating and traveling and swapping adventure stories, helped to transform American food. When they started their work at the end of the nineteenth … Continue reading Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?
Many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of their favorite foods are not native to North America, but were introduced a hundred years ago by one devoted group of explorers. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters, which we are publishing this week, tells the little-known story of the botanical expeditions that revolutionized … Continue reading Fruits of Eden