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Spice

The History of a Temptation

Spice( )
Author: Turner, Jack
ISBN:978-0-375-70705-6
Publication Date:Aug 2005
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

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 the arts of love, they were thought to have magical properties and were so valuable that they were often kept under lock and...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Cooking / Specific Ingredients / Herbs, Spices, Condiments
Business & Economics / Industries / Agribusiness
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.18 x 8 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:0.82 Pounds



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