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Dangerous Tastes
By Andrew Dalby

Dangerous Tastes

The Story of Spices New edition

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Dangerous Tastes by Andrew Dalby

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This text offers explores the way trade and the search for exotic spices are woven into human history. The author shows how each region became part of what is now a world-wide network of trade - with local consequences ranging from disaster to triumph.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714127712
ISBN-10: 071412771X
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Over the centuries spices have been highly prized for their rarity and used as currency; they have influenced diplomatic relations between empires and been pivotal to the customs, ritual and health of entire populations. Food historian Dalby traces the cultural, culinary, and commercial history of spice. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Andrew Dalby

Andrew Dalby, a food historian and linguist, is the author of Siren Feasts: A history of food and gastronomy in Greece, Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and indulgence in the Roman world, a Dictionary of Languages and, with Sally Grainger, The Classical Cookbook. He has been awarded the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History, the Runciman Award, and the Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the Year 2001.

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