The Mystery of Herbs and Spices: Scandalous, Romantic and Intimate Biographies of the World's Most Notorious Ingredients

The Mystery of Herbs and Spices: Scandalous, Romantic and Intimate Biographies of the World's Most Notorious Ingredients

by James Moseley
     
 

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The Mystery of Herbs and Spices offers 53 tell-all biographies of celebrated spices and herbs. Tales of war, sex, greed, hedonism, cunning, exploration and adventure reveal how mankind turned the mere need for nourishment into the exaltation of culinary arts. Is it a spice or herb? Where does it come from and what causes its taste? What legends or scandals embellish… See more details below

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The Mystery of Herbs and Spices offers 53 tell-all biographies of celebrated spices and herbs. Tales of war, sex, greed, hedonism, cunning, exploration and adventure reveal how mankind turned the mere need for nourishment into the exaltation of culinary arts. Is it a spice or herb? Where does it come from and what causes its taste? What legends or scandals embellish it? To what curious uses has it been put? How can you use it today? Neither a cookbook nor dry scholarship, the book employs anecdotes and humor to demystify the use and character of every spice or herb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462806003
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
03/27/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
689,985
File size:
3 MB

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