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Pepper - A History of the World's Most Influential Spice (Electronic book text)
Pepper - A History of the World's Most Influential Spice (Electronic book text): Marjorie Shaffer
Pepper - A History of the World's Most Influential Spice (Electronic book text): Marjorie Shaffer

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Marjorie Shaffer

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Filled with anecdotes and fascinating information, "a spicy read indeed." (Mark Pendergrast, author of "Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed the World")

The perfect companion to Mark Kurlansky's "Salt: A World History," "Pepper "illuminates the rich history of pepper for a popular audience. Vivid and entertaining, it describes the part pepper played in bringing the Europeans, and later the Americans, to Asia and details the fascinating encounters they had there. As Mark Pendergrast, author of "Uncommon Grounds, "said, "After reading Marjorie Shaffer's "Pepper, "you'll reconsider the significance of that grinder or shaker on your dining room table. The pursuit of this wizened berry with the bite changed history in ways you've never dreamed, involving extraordinary voyages, international trade, exotic locales, exploitation, brutality, disease, extinctions, and rebellions, and featuring a set of remarkable characters."
From the abundance of wildlife on the islands of the Indian Ocean, which the Europeans used as stepping stones to India and the East Indies, to colorful accounts of the sultan of Banda Aceh entertaining his European visitors with great banquets and elephant fights, this fascinating book reveals the often surprising story behind one of mankind's most common spices.

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Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
Authors: Marjorie Shaffer
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-250-02100-7
Barcode: 9781250021007
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-250-02100-6

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