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"Covers a great deal of ground geographically as well as historically." -- Associated Press
"[Y]ou will never again regard cocoa as just that yummy milk flavoring." -- Pasadena Star-News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book is full of fascinating facts but falls between academic review and entertainment. There is no clear coherent thesis but enough stories to make a very enjoyable read... Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Mark K. Hersey
I found the book to contain good information, but the story line really did not flow very well for me. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by Tad A. Schell
Dalby does a great job of discussing spices, both common and obscure. He introduced several spices of antiquity that I'd never heard of before his book. Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by Ralph S. Hoefelmeyer