Saffron: A Global History (Edible) by Ramin Ganeshram

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  • ISBN 10 1789143306
  • ISBN 13 9781789143300
  • Published Dec 09 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 160
  • Language English
  • Edition New edition
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Reaktion Books

Publishers Text

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.

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