Sweets: A History of Candyby Tim Richardson, Neil Gower (Illustrator)
In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.
A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.
“For anyone with a sweet tooth, Sweets is manna...This history of candy is full of delights.” New York Times Book Review
“Sweets is an informative, entertaining grab-bag of personal opinion, anecdote and culinary history.” Los Angeles Times
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Meet the Author
Tim Richardson's grandfather worked for a fudge company; his father was a dentist. A contributing editor to Wallpaper* magazine and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times, he lives in London, where he is in the process of refining his own candy invention.
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