A history of the pursuit and use of spices notes how major voyages of discovery were linked to the spice trade, discussing the role of spices in the forging of relations between Europe and Asia and depicting spices as food enhancers, archaeological clues, aphrodisiacs, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-29 - Publisher: Profile Books
Spices are rare things, at once familiar and exotic, comforting us in favourite dishes while evoking far-flung countries, Arabian souks, trade winds, colonial conquests and vast fortunes. From anise to zedoary, The Book of Spice introduces us to their properties, both medical and magical, and the fascinating stories that lie
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-25 - Publisher: Hachette India
A book that celebrates spices, and the integral ways in which they shape what we eat.Throughout a career spanning thirty years, well-known food critic and writer (and little-known collector of spice-grinders of eclectic origin), Marryam H. Reshii has had a relentless love affair with spices. Such has been her passion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-10 - Publisher: Vintage
In this brilliant, engrossing work, Jack Turner explores an era—from ancient times through the Renaissance—when what we now consider common condiments were valued in gold and blood. Spices made sour medieval wines palatable, camouflaged the smell of corpses, and served as wedding night aphrodisiacs. Indispensible for cooking, medicine, worship, and