Saffron

Saffron A Global History - Edible

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Synopsis

Explore the dramatic history of the world's most expensive spice in Saffron: A Global History. Literally worth their weight in gold, sunset-red saffron threads are prized internationally. Saffron can be found in cave art in Mesopotamia, in the frescoes of ancient Santorini, in the dyed wrappings of Egyptian mummies, in the saffron-hued robes of Buddhist monks, and in unmistakable dishes around the world. It has been the catalyst for trade wars as well as smuggling schemes and used in medicine and cosmetics. Complete with delicious recipes and surprising anecdotes, this book traces the many paths taken by saffron, revealing the allure of a spice sought globally by merchants, chefs, artists, scientists, clerics, traders, warriors, and black-market smugglers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789143300
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 633.83
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 326g
Height: 127mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 10mm