Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
December 17, 2017
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Mangia Bene

Sugar and Everything Nice
    In the sixteenth century, sugar was considered a spice and its use was sometimes excessive in the pursuit of the good life among the rich...

 

The Profits of the Pepper Trade
    The profits of the pepper trade were enormous, and there were several attempts to corner the market...

 

Rethinking the History of Spices
    Frankincense and myrrh, incense and cinnabar, cinnamon and cassia, and all the spices we associate with long ago times, have traditionally been thought of as arriving in the Mediterranean from the East...

 

Introduction of Sugar to Sicily
The Arabs had introduced sugar to Sicily by the tenth century and established sugar mills...

 

The Medieval Spice Trade and the Diffusion of the Chile
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Bibliography for Some Like it Hot
For the bibliography of Clifford A...

 

Zeppole di San Giuseppe
Zeppole di San Giuseppe, a fried dough specialty made for the festival of St...

 

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