Sweet and Low
Sweet and Low is the amazing story of a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria into a factory and amassing the great fortune that would destroy his family. It is also the story of immigrants in the New World, sugar, saccharin, obesity, and the health and diet craze, played out across countries and generations but also within the life of a single family, as the fortune and the factory passed from generation to generation. The author, Rich Cohen, a grandson (disinherited, along with his mother and siblings), has sought the truth of this rancorous, colorful, often hilarious history.
- 160.02 x 180.34 x 40.64mm | 385.55g
- 01 Apr 2006
- BBC AUDIOBOOKS
"The stories Cohen tells are marvelous, and the writing [is] good enough to cause one to reread a page in order to savor the description."