"Delightful and complex. When Dalby blends the spices, the result is unique and irresistible."Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food
Dalby follows the trade routes of spices and shows how a taste for the spicy is intermingled with the thrill and risk of traveling to unknown places. But the history of spices reveals a different kind of danger as well, since it shows our greed and brutality in exploiting others so that we may please our own palates.