The team over at Columbia University Press has done a bang-up job this week introducing my new book, The Secret Financial Life of Food: from commodities markets to supermarkets. If you haven’t been over to the CUP blog this week, here’s what you missed:
Trading Places Video: Remember the film Trading Places, with Eddie Murphy? Watch a YouTube clip of financial bigwigs Randolph and Mortimer Duke (played by Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) explaining to Billy Ray Valentine (played by Eddie Murphy) how their commodity brokerage works. (I quoted a portion of this scene in the introduction to the Produce Futures chapter)
Book Giveaway! Best hustle if you want to win a free copy of The Secret Financial Life of Food – CUP will be picking a winner TODAY at 1:00 pm ET. (hint – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.)
3 Predictions for the Future of Food-Based Futures: Although my book focuses on the history of food-based futures, most questions I’ve been asked center around the future of futures. (And with food prices on a breakaway tear, who can blame people for wanting to know what’s next?) So I’ve gazed into my crystal ball to offer three predictions for what’s next.
Enjoy! And while you’re surfing, don’t forget to buy a copy of The Secret Financial Life of Food (or two, or three….) for those on your holiday list who enjoy reading about food, finance, or history.