Dangerous Tastes, the Story of Spices
Andrew Dalby The British Museum Press ISBN 071412771X
Not a cookery book but one that will interest all of our customers, to quote from the cover 'Spices and aromatics are woven into human history. Since antiquity they have taken pride of place in the markets of the world for their irresistible contribution to food, drink, health, perfume, sex, religion, magic and ritual. Hunger for spices lies behind some of the great explorations and has led to wealth, conquest and even genocide. Colonial powers fought, enslaved and killed to control this rich trade'.
A well worth addition to anyone's bookshelf.