Spice: The History of a Temptation [Audiobook] download free by Jack Turner

Spice: The History of a Temptation Audiobook download free by Jack Turner
  • Listen audiobook: Spice: The History of a Temptation
  • Author: Jack Turner
  • Release date: 2005/2/5
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Food and Drink
  • ISBN: 9780375707056
  • Rating: 9.68 of 10
  • Votes: 400
  • Review by: Cash Prichard
  • Review rating: 8.19 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/18
  • Duration: 4H40M23S in 256 kbps (76.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPEG4, MP3, FLAC, WMA, MPC, Apple Lossless (compression TAR.GZ, CBC, RAR, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 384
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 29M29S (7.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cooking With Herbs & Spices, Food & Drink, General & World History
  • Download servers: 4Shared, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, FileServe, KickAssTorents, FreakShare, Box, Torrent. Compressed in TAR.GZ, CBC, RAR, ZIP
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x209x20mm
  • Weight: 381g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States

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