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Publisher Comments:

A journey into the heart of sweetness.

Humans are all, secretly or openly, obsessed with sweet things-and we always have been. The Aztecs mixed chocolate with blood in sweet libations to their gods; Saladin entertained Richard the Lionheart with exotic sherbets and sugared jellies; Victorian sweets magnates built the towns of Bournville and Hersheyville from fortunes made through successful candies; and today the manufacture of sweets is shrouded in a level of secrecy that would make Willy Wonka proud.

In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour through time and space, 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 around the world, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between sweets and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore, and finally, a personal philosophical justification for continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for everyone with a sweet tooth.

Synopsis:

Richardson takes hungry readers on a magical confectionery tour through time and space, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, "Sweets" is the perfect gift for everyone with a sweet tooth. Illustrations.

About the Author

Tim Richardson's grandfather worked in a fudge factory, and his father was a dentist. He is a contributing editor to Wallpaper* magazine, a theater critic for Country Life, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times. He lives in London, where he is currently in the process of refining his own particular candy invention.

Table of Contents

  1. 1.Chocolate money
  2. Lucky dip : Turkish delight
  3. 2.Heart of sweetness
  4. Lucky dip : liquorice
  5. 3. Thefirst sweets in the world
  6. Lucky dip : rock
  7. 4.Juicy fruits and spicy centres
  8. Lucky dip : marzipan -5.From Araby to subtlety
  9. Lucky dip : baklava
  10. 6.Purely for medicinal reasons
  11. Lucky dip : rhubarb and custards
  12. 7.Enslaved by sweetness
  13. Lucky dip : marshmallows
  14. 8.What is it about chocolate
  15. Lucky dip : manna
  16. 9.Real Willy Wonkas
  17. Lucky dip : chewing gum
  18. 10.Bad candy
  19. Lucky dip : my top ten sweets
  20. 11. TheHimalayan gobstopper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582342290
Subtitle:
A History of Candy
Author:
Richardson, Tim
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Confectionery
Subject:
Candy
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Candy - History
Subject:
Confectionary - History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20021116
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.88 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Richardson takes hungry readers on a magical confectionery tour through time and space, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, "Sweets" is the perfect gift for everyone with a sweet tooth. Illustrations.
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