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Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants

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Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants 

Paperback – June 29, 1993

Provides the history and anecdotes about what people eat, drink, and inhale for pleasure

From the extravagant use of pepper in the Middle Ages to the Protestant bourgeoisie's love of coffee to the reason why fashionable Europeans stopped sniffing tobacco and starting smoking it, Schivelbusch looks at how the appetite for pleasure transformed the social structure of the Old World. Illustrations.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Books (June 29, 1993)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 067974438X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780679744382
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.8 ounces

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 0.59 x 7.95 inches