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Tastes of Paradise: a Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants
by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Publisher:
Vintage Books 
Year:
1992 
ISBN:
067974438x 
Reviewed by S Thyssen, 7/10/2009

Tastes of Paradise offers refreshingly succinct social analyses of the roles that spices, coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, and alcohol have played in Western culture, and complements longer works that cover similar territory, such as Dale Pendell’s Pharmako~ trilogy.

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Originally Published In : Erowid Extracts issue 16, Jun 2009

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