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Author Shaffer, Marjorie.
Title Pepper : a history of the world's most influential spice / Marjorie Shaffer.
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, April 2013.
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 Floor4  TX407.P4 S53 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 302 pages : colored illustrations ; 22 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pepper (Spice) -- History.
ISBN 9780312569891 (hardback)
0312569890 (hardback)
9781250021007 (e-book)
1250021006 (e-book)
9781250021007 (e-book)
OCLC number 795010210