Foodies and scientists alike will appreciate Stone’s informative and entertaining book.
— Publisher's Weekly

The Food Explorer

New from Daniel Stone, the adventures of American food spy David Fairchild, who introduced hundreds of crops—including avocados, mangoes, and dates—to a country hungry for new things to eat.

Daniel Stone draws the reader into an intriguing, seductive world, rich with stories and surprises. The Food Explorer shows you the history and drama hidden in your fruit bowl. It’s a delicious piece of writing.
— Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief
Move over, Anthony Bourdain. Here is a story about a profligate world traveler with a discriminating palate. A delightful tale of science and wanderlust.
— Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Thunder
Stone is an amiable narrator who balances botany, culinary history and travelogue with fast-paced adventure writing and a well-drawn cast of characters.
— Wall Street Journal

Get Planting

We're all food explorers, and there's much left to explore. Find out how you can get involved in your local botanical garden or gardening club, or start your own backyard garden.

Backyard fruit garden