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Journal Article

Journal article

Tastes of paradise: a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants. 1st American ed.  [1992]

Schivelbusch W.; Hawaii Health Productions (USA). [Corporate Author]


Deals with the history of spices, stimulants, and other substances ingested or inhaled by humans to produce a pleasurable effect, the origins of these substances, and how they affected the history of man. Discusses such spices as salt, pepper, saffron, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, cloves, etc. Stimulants discussed include coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, beer, liquor, and opium.