Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice by Marjorie Shaffer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is really more about the history of the early pepper trade/trading route around Sumatra, as well as the Spice Islands, involving the East India Trading Company and the Dutch India Trading Company. I was hoping there would be more history on pepper, its usage throughout time, and uses today, but it really was more on how the trading of pepper influenced history. There was one great chapter on the current medicinal uses of pepper.
It was very interesting but not what I expected.
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