The Lore of Spices
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The Lore of Spices

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Clear, compact and anecdotal book, covers both the history and use of spices from ancient times to present -- in art, embalming, trade, politics, medicine, cosmetics and, of course, cooking. Second section alphabetically highlights 33 spices giving historical summary, characteristics and uses. ****250 color illus. & 25 b&w photos. 8-1/2 x 11-1/4.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 14th 1996 by Gramercy (first published 1991)
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Walt
A quick and well-written history of spices. There are no recipes, but the text does cover which spices were valued most at different times and for what reasons.
Cole
Definitely for the geek, not a "fun" read. Informative.
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