By Gary Paul Nabhan
Traveling alongside 4 favourite exchange routes—the Silk highway, the Frankincense path, the Spice course, and the Camino actual (for chiles and chocolate)—Nabhan follows the caravans of itinerant spice retailers from the frankincense-gathering grounds and historical harbors of the Arabian Peninsula to the port of Zayton at the China Sea to Santa Fe within the southwest usa. His tales, recipes, and linguistic analyses of cultural diffusion routes display the level to which aromatics comparable to cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and peppers turned followed around the globe as signature components of numerous cuisines. Cumin, Camels, and Caravans demonstrates that specific wasteland cultures usually depicted in consistent conflict—Arabs and Jews—have spent a lot in their historical past participating within the spice exchange and indicates how a extra virtuous multicultural globalized society will be completed within the future.
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Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey (California Studies in Food and Culture) by Gary Paul Nabhan