Jorge Amado, Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962).
The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of
the Senses (New York: Random House, 2002)
The Scents of Eden: A Narrative of the Spice Trade (New York:
Kodansha America, Inc., 1998)
The Contemporary Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices (New York: Wiley,
___, From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients (New York: Clarkson Potter, 2003).
Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking (New York: Scribner, 2004).
J. Innes Miller, The Spice Trade of the Roman Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).
The Complete Book of Spices: A Practical Guide to Spices and Aromatic Seeds
(New York: Viking Studio Books, The Penguin Group, 1991).
Susana Trilling, Seasons of My Heart (New York: Ballantine Books, 1999).
Spice: The History of a Temptation (New York: Alfred A. Knopf,
Joseph Dommers Vehling, editor and translator, Apicius: Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome (New York: Dover Publications, 1977).
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman, Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef (New York: Broadway Books, 1998).
Barbara Ketchum Wheaton, Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983).
Paula Wolfert, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco (New York: Harper & Row, 1987).
Clifford A. Wright, A Mediterranean Feast (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999).
___, “Looking Up an Old Love on the Streets of Vietnam,” The New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 2005, pp. D1, D5. On the trail of pho in Hanoi.
Floyd Cardoz, “Spice Up Your Cooking,” Fine Cooking, February-March 2005, pp. 56-61.
Kate Colquhoun, “How Medieval Became a Modern Taste Again,” Financial Times, April 9/10, 2005, Weekend p. W9.
Amanda Hesser, “Just Off India, Kissed by Europe,” The New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 2004, pp. D1, 4-5. Culinary adventures in Sri Lanka.
Eugene Lyon, “Track of the Manila Galleons,” National Geographic, September 1990, pp. 8-37.
Paul W. Sherman and Jennifer Billing, “Darwinian Gastronomy: Why We Use Spices,” BioScience, Vol. 49, No. 6, June 1999, pp. 453-463.
M. Sarita Varma, “Brazilian Pepper Masquerades as the Indian Variety,”
Commodity Watch, The Financial Express, September 1, 2001.
http://apu.sfn.org/content/Publications/BrainBriefings/smell.html. Website of the Society for Neuroscience. The Summer 1995 issue of Brain Briefings explores “Smell and the Olfactory System.”
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/index.html. Michigan State University website, “Feeding America.” Online collection of important American cookbooks from the late 18th to the early 20th century; full text.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon. “The shores of the island are full of it and it is the best in all the land. When one is downwind of the island, one can smell cinnamon eight leagues out to sea.” (From the log of an unidentified Dutch captain.)
http://starchefs.com/HKeller/html/recipe_01.shtml. Hubert Keller’s recipe for Carrot and Fresh Pea Soup with Cinnamon Croutons.
http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm. “Spices: Exotic Flavors & Medicines,” A superb website, based on a 2002 exhibition at the Louise L. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA. Individual entries on 40 spices, with additional tables on taste and “hotness,” essays on spices as medicines, aphrodisiacs and more.
http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/generic_frame.html?spice_welcome.html. Austrian chemist Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages.
www.iisr.org/spices. Indian Institute of Spices Research website.
http://www.scienceofsmell.com. Website of The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, Dr. Alan Hirsch, neurologic director.
www.spizes.com/spiceonline/CategoryList/Peppercat.asp. A commercial website for the spice industry that features crop, market and price reports, plus a spice encyclopedia.
www.theepicentre.com. A Canadian spice merchant’s website with an excellent spice encyclopedia.
http://www.usaid.gov/lk/news/tos/july05-cinnamon.html. Post-tsunami update on cinnamon cultivation in Sri Lanka.
Penzey’s Spices, Catalogue of Seasonings. 1-800-741-7787.
Excellent short pieces on spices such as black pepper and cinnamon in this
spice merchant’s printed catalogue.