Spice

The History of a Temptation
Author: Jack Turner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307491226
Category: History
Page: 384
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In this brilliant, engrossing work, Jack Turner explores an era—from ancient times through the Renaissance—when what we now consider common condiments were valued in gold and blood. Spices made sour medieval wines palatable, camouflaged the smell of corpses, and served as wedding night aphrodisiacs. Indispensible for cooking, medicine, worship, and the arts of love, they were thought to have magical properties and were so valuable that they were often kept under lock and key. For some, spices represented Paradise, for others, the road to perdition, but they were potent symbols of wealth and power, and the wish to possess them drove explorers to circumnavigate the globe—and even to savagery. Following spices across continents and through literature and mythology, Spice is a beguiling narrative about the surprisingly vast influence spices have had on human desire. Includes eight pages of color photographs. One of the Best Books of the Year: Discover Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle

Spice

The History of a Temptation
Author: Jack Turner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0006551734
Category: Cooking (Spices)
Page: 409
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A history of the trade that controlled the world and left an indelible impression on our taste buds; a sweeping story of avarice, ingenuity, and exploration, spanning the globe and the centuries in its epic reconstruction of this magnificent obsession. Spices: for centuries, staples of cuisine, remedies and ritual, they have commanded the highest of prices. To this day, Saffron is, per ounce, one of the most expensive commodities known to man. For their sake, fortunes have been made and lost, empires built and destroyed, and new worlds discovered. Astoundingly, in the seventeenth century more people died for the sake of cloves than in all the European dynastic wars of the period. The spice trade dates thousands of years before this though. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depict a merchant fleet sailing south to the Horn of Africa and returning triumphantly with a priceless cargo of cinnamon. Only the story of mankind's infatuation with precious metals can rival the story of spice in scope; and only the history of silver and gold rivals that of spice for its improbable and extraordinary combination of discovery and conquest, heroism and savagery, greed and violence.

Spice Crops


Author: E. A. Weiss
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851996059
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 411
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Many plants have been used for centuries as sources of spices for culinary use. Recently there has been an upsurge of interest in diversifying the range of such spices and in their agronomy, as alternative crops, in both temperate and tropical countries. This book provides a scientific review and guide to the botany and agronomy of the major families of plants used for the production of spices. Contents include: world production and trade; and chapters on Cruciferae, Lauraceae, Leguminosae, Piperaceae, Solanaceae, Unbelliferae, Zingiberaceae, and Minor crops.

Spice

スパイス料理レシピ集
Author: Christine Manfield,Charlie Trotter,Ashley Barber
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780794604899
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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Explains how to use spices and aromatic herbs to bring out aromas and flavors in foods and includes recipes using spice pastes and mixes from around the world.

Cultivation of Spice Crops


Author: Azhar Ali Farooqi,B. S. Sreeramu,K. N. Srinivasappa
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173715211
Category: Condiments
Page: 457
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Spices Constitute An Important Group Of Agricultural Commodities Which, Since Antiquity, Have Been Used For Flavouring Foods. Some Species Are Used In The Pharmaceutical, Perfumery, Cosmetics And Related Industries, And Others Possess Colourant, Preservative, Antioxidant, Antiseptic And Antibiotic Properties.India Is One Of The Leading Spice Producing And Exporting Countries In The World. In Addition, Large Quantities Of Spices Are Consumed Within The Country For Seasoning Of Food And For Several Other Purposes. No Other Country In The World Has Such A Diverse Variety Of Spice Crops As India.This Book Reflects The Intensive Research Carried Out On This Group Of 42 Spice Crops Since 1971, The Improvement In Agro-Techniques And The Release Of Many High-Yielding Varieties. It Provides Exhaustive Information On All Aspects Of Cultivation, Harvesting And Processing Of Each Crop And Will Be An Invaluable Aid To Students, Teachers And Growers Of Spice Crops, Both Individual And Corporate.

Spice Science and Technology


Author: Kenji Hirasa,Mitsuo Takemasa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780585367552
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 232
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Offers concise coverage of spices and herbs from basic science to the most recent developments in spice functions and applications. Introduces a new patterning theory of extensive spice use in various types of food preparations.

The Spice Lilies

Eastern Secrets to Healing with Ginger, Turmeric, Cardamom, and Galangal
Author: Susanne Poth,Gina Sauer
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818907
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 136
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From Thai soups to piquant chutneys, the recipes provided here offer more than good taste. Learn how people throughout history have used the spice lilies for their healing properties.

Spice


Author: Ana Sortun
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061147838
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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The James Beard Award-winning chef of Oleana, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sheds new light on the use of herbs and spices in flavorful, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, offering a collection of recipes that are organized according to spice and herb groupings. Reprint.

The Grammar of Spice


Author: Caz Hildebrand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500519677
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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The ultimate stylish kitchen resource, exploring the history of sixty spices and their uses--a must have for cooks and food lovers alike

Chemistry of Spices


Author: V. A. Parthasarathy,Bhageerathy Chempakam,T. John Zachariah
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845934202
Category: Cooking
Page: 445
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Spices are high value, export-oriented crops used extensively in food and beverage flavourings, medicines, cosmetics and perfumes. Interest is growing however in the theoretical and practical aspects of the biosynthetic mechanisms of active components in spices as well as the relationship between the biological activity and chemical structure of these secondary metabolites. A wide variety of phenolic substances and amides derived from spices have been found to possess potent chemopreventive, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. Representing the first discussion of the chemical properties of a wide cross section of important spices, this book covers extensively the three broad categories of plant-derived natural products: the terpenoids, the alkaloids and the phenyl propanoids and allied phenolic compounds. Spice crops such as black pepper, ginger, turmeric and coriander are covered with information on botany, composition, uses, chemistry, international specifications and the properties of a broad range of common and uncommon spices.

The Book of Spice

From Anise to Zedoary
Author: John O'Connell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681771526
Category: Cooking
Page: 248
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A tasty compendium of spices and a fascinating history and wide array of uses of the world's favorite flavors--The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary reveals the amazing history of spices both familiar and esoteric. John O'Connell's erudite chapters combine history with insights into art, religion, medicine, science, and is richly seasoned with anecdotes and recipes.Discover why Cleopatra bathed in saffron and mare's milk, why wormwood-laced absinthe caused eighteenth century drinkers to hallucinate and how cloves harvested in remote Indonesian islands found their way into a kitchen in ancient Syria. Almost every kitchen contains a bottle of cloves or a stick of cinnamon, almost every dish a pinch of something, whether chili or cumin. The Book of Spice is culinary history at its most appetizing.

Spice it


Author: Gordana Trifunovic
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781740456012
Category: Cookery (Spices)
Page: 399
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'Spice It' comprises four chapters divided by the type of spice used - fragrant, intense, hot and sweet. A final section - spice mixes - covers both common and more exotic spice blends and the recipes they complement. A general introduction discusses types of spices, storing and mixing spices, and gives hints and tips.

Spice Girls Revisited

How The Spice Girls Reinvented Pop
Author: David Sinclair
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857121111
Category: Music
Page: 376
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The Spice Girls phenomenon was a genuine pop music landmark. No group since The Beatles had commanded as much media attention. Ginger, Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary became international stars and, whether they were adored or ridiculed, they became the ultimate expression of global media fame in the Nineties.

Maple and Spice


Author: Moushmi Biswas
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789013399
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Monisha Bastikar is twenty-seven years old and has just finished medical school in Vermont. She has three shining goals: to become a wife, a mother and a board-certified Physician. But time is running out, the men in her community are taken and residency at the prestigious St Anthony’s is just around the corner. Monisha’s over-ambitious mother Leela tells her all is not lost, for in India there are millions of men. Monisha opts for an arranged marriage, leaving her best friend Tina completely bewildered. Mrs Bastikar and her feisty younger sister Aunt Romila trawl through the Mumbai Matrimonials and shortlist Shailesh Kulkarni, a dashing surgeon, with glittering career prospects. On paper he appears to be the perfect match and Monisha can’t believe her luck. But all is not what it seems and Monisha is faced with some difficult choices. Should she break with cultural traditions and find love the American way, or should she compromise and keep her family happy? The search for love takes Monisha on an eventful journey tinged with heartbreak and loss, from Vermont to Mumbai and back again. Eventually she abandons all hope and throws herself into her career. But will she sit back and wait for a prince to rescue her or will she find the courage to rescue herself? Maple and Spice is a light-hearted, tragi-comic romp through love and relationships in the twenty-first, century. It also explores the themes of cultural identity, female empowerment and self- fulfilment.

The Spice Companion

A Guide to the World of Spices
Author: Lior Lev Sercarz
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 1101905476
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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A stunning and definitive spice guide by the country’s most sought-after expert, with hundreds of fresh ideas and tips for using pantry spices, 102 never-before-published recipes for spice blends, gorgeous photography, and breathtaking botanical illustrations. Since founding his spice shop in 2006, Lior Lev Sercarz has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use (such as adding cardamom to flavor chicken broth), and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen. Sumptuous photography and botanical illustrations of each spice make this must-have resource as beautiful as it is informative.

Sherbet and Spice

The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts
Author: Mary Isin
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848858981
Category: Cooking
Page: 322
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An engaging tribute to the history and cultural significance of Turkish desserts explores their endless varieties and the stories behind several famous sweets as reflected in royal and everyday venues. 10,000 first printing.

The Poetics of Spice

Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic
Author: Timothy Morton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521026666
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 300
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This 2000 book explores the literary and cultural significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature.

Spice

Layers of Flavour
Author: Dhruv Baker
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780297870159
Category: Cookbooks
Page: 224
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In this cookbook, Dhruv will instil an understanding of the characteristics of individual spices, which will then lead to an ability to blend or fuse more and more spices to give an enhanced culinary experience with the addition of each extra layer of flavour. Some recipes will include: Fennel and saffron butter poached lobster Pork tenderloin fritters, achari mayonnaise Cardamom and vodka panacotta Cinnamon and star anise hot chocolate.