A Global HistoryBook - 2009
"... Spices are often the overlooked essentials that define our greatest eating experiences. In this global history of spices, Fred Czarra tracks the path of these fundamental ingredients from the trade routes of the ancient world to the McCormick's brand's contemporary domination of the global spice market. Focusing on the five premier spices--black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and chili pepper--while also relating the story of many others along the way, Czarra describes how spices have been used in cooking throughout history and how their spread has influenced regional cuisines around the world ... Mixing a wide range of spice fact with fascinating spice fable--such as giant birds building nests of cinnamon--Czarra details how the spice trade opened up the first age of globalization, prompting a cross-cultural exchange of culinary technique and tradition."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2009
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm