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Sweets

Richardson, Tim (Book - 2002 )
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In Sweets , Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus. A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.
Authors: Richardson, Tim
Title: Sweets
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: vii, 392 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tim Richardson
Notes: "A history of candy"--Jacket
ISBN: 1582343071
1582342296
Branch Call Number: 641.853 R525s 2002
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Confectionery History Candy History
Topical Term: Confectionery
Candy
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Drawing from science, geography, history, and literature, Tim Richards looks at confectionery commodities, such as sugar and chocolate, and the origins of individual sweets, including chewing gum and marzipan for an eye opening perspective on our sweet world.


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