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Author Dalby, Andrew, 1947-

Title Dangerous tastes : the story of spices / Andrew Dalby.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  641.3383 DALB    AVAILABLE
Physical description 184 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Series California studies in food and culture ; 1
California studies in food and culture ; 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-164) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Preface 7 -- The phoenix's nest Io -- Silphium 17 -- Exports from Paradise 20 -- Ginger 21 -- Sugar 26 -- Sandalwood 29 -- Balsam of Mecca 33 -- Cinnamon 36 -- Tejpat 41 -- Musk 46 -- The Spice Islands 49 -- Cloves 50 -- Nutmeg and mace 53 -- Cubebs 55 -- Camphor 57 -- Gum benzoin 60 -- The aromatic shore 64 -- Ambergris 65 -- Aloeswood 68 -- The cinnamon mountains 73 -- Chinese pepper 75 -- Galanga 78 -- Rhubarb and licorice 79 -- Ginseng and star anise 80 -- The land of pepper 83 -- Putchuk or costus 85 -- Spikenard 86 -- Long pepper 89 -- Black pepper 90 -- Turmeric 95 -- Red sanders 96 -- Zedoary and zerumbet oo00 -- Amomum and cardamom I02 -- The rarest of spices I07 -- Gum guggul I09 -- Asafoetida or hing IIo -- Frankincense 114 -- Myrrh I17 -- Cargoes of complacence 123 -- Coriander or cilantro 126 -- Cumin, caraway, anise, ajowan and nigella 127 -- Mustard 133 -- Poppy I34 -- Mastic 136 -- Storax 137 -- Saffron 138 -- 'I have found cinnamon!' 140 -- Uchu, rocoto and ulupica 141 -- Pink peppercorns 142 -- Coca 142 -- Chocolate I44 -- Vanilla 147 -- Chilli 148 -- Tabasco pepper and Scotch bonnet 15I -- Canella 152 -- Balsam of Peru 153 -- In quest of spicery I55 -- Source texts 159 -- Further reading 162 -- Glossary of spice names 165 -- Notes 171 -- Index 178 -- Illustration references 184.Subserve Select.
Summary "Spices and aromatics are woven into human history. Since antiquity they have taken pride of place in the markets of the world for their irresistible contribution to food, drink, health, perfume, sex, religion, magic and ritual. Hunger for spices lies behind some of the great explorations and has led to wealth, conquest and even genocide." "Dangerous Tastes offers a fresh perspective on these exotic substances and the roles they have played over the centuries. The author shows how each region became part of a worldwide network of trade - with local consequences ranging from disaster to triumph."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Spices -- History.
ISBN 0520227891 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520236742 (pbk.)