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Author Turner, Jack.

Title Spice : the history of a temptation / Jack Turner.

Publication Info. New York : Knopf, [2004]
©2004

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Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  641.3383 TURNER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  641.3 TURNER    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  641.383 TURNER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  664.53 TU    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages[311]-334) and index.
Contents Introduction : the idea of spice -- I. The spice race -- 1. The spice seekers -- The taste that launched a thousand ships -- Christians and spices -- Debate and stryfe between the Spanyardes and Portugales -- The scent of paradise -- II. Palate -- 2. Ancient appetites -- The aromanauts -- Of spiced parrot and stuffed dormice -- Spice for Trimalchio -- Decline, fall, survival -- 3. Medieval Europe -- The flavors of Cockayne -- Salt, maggots, and rot? -- The regicidal lamprey and the deadly beaver -- Keeping up with the Percys -- III. Body -- 4. The spice of life -- The pharaoh's nose -- Abbot Eberhard's complaint -- Pox, pestilence, and pomanders -- 5. The spice of love -- "When tendre youthe hath wedded stoupyng age" -- Hot stuff -- Spice girls -- Afterword ; or, How to make a small penis splendid -- IV. Spirit -- 6. Food of the gods -- Holy smoke -- God's nostrils -- Odors of sanctity -- Old age, new age -- 7. Some like it bland -- Saint Bernard's family tiff -- Filthy lucre -- Epilogue : the end of the spice age.
Subject Spices -- History.
Cooking (Spices) -- History.
Spice trade -- History.
Spices -- history.
Cooking -- history.
ISBN 0375407219 alkaline paper
9780375407215 alkaline paper
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