Bananas (As We Know Them) Are At Risk. How Does This Affect The Home Cook?

Less than a century ago, importers had to hype bananas with aggressive advertising. Take, for example, Miss Chiquita Banana, seemingly crafted in the image of popular performer Carmen Miranda, or a bizarre 1947 cookbook showcasing all the ways bananas could slat into the era’s already bizarre recipes (ham banana rolls with cheese sauce, anyone?). It is now a staple of modern American kitchens, the go-to raw snack some in the health-conscious set treat like the original superfood. They’re...

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