[Sca-cooks] Spicing was Non-Pennsic SCA activities?

Linda Peterson mirhaxa at morktorn.com
Thu Aug 7 15:27:25 PDT 2008

>> Krondl, Michael. /The Taste of Conquest. The Rise and Fall of the Three
>> Great Cities of Spice/. New York: Ballantine Books, 2007.

This is a wonderful book to read, not just informative but amusing as 
well. His description of the path of the spices is interesting. The most 
distant, cloves and nutmeg, had a 3000 mile sail just to get to India 
where they joined pepper and others before being traded to other shippers 
who sailed the spices around through the Red and Arabian Seas. They were 
then loaded on camel caravans, to Egyptian Alexandria or Byzantine 
Trebizond on the Black Sea then to Constantinople. Then they were picked 
up by Venitians, who took them home and redistributed them yet again to 
the rest of Europe. Not a short trip.
   mirhaxa at morktorn.com

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