Tastes of Paradise (Notes)

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Tastes Of Paradise (Notes) 21:33 Preface Genussmittel Spices, stimulants, and other substances ingested or inhaled by humans to  produce a pleasurable effect. Stimulant Chapter 1 (pg.3-14) “Spices or the Dawn of the Modern Age” Salt     Latin “Well-being”, “health” Romans offered salt to their gods, used for medication, and used to preserve  and flavor food Names of cities: Salzburg, Salzgitter, Salzwedel Religious phrase “Salt of Life” Spices (Pepper, Cinnamon, Nutmeg)     Higher social rank, higher use of spices Offerings of spices Precious object: Presented as gifts, comparable to jewels Spice platter: Gold or Silver tray used to serve spices Spices were boiled like tea Reasons Why? o Poor preservation? No
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o Foreign Origin Came from a fabled land (Paradise) Symbols of ruling class Frequently took the place of Gold Spices dominated European tastes Social Etiquette     Refinement of etiquette and of objects began to separate classes. Orient     Arabic civilization Crusades started Arabic influence Direct effect on luxuries o Carpet, Sofa, Silk, Velvet, etc… o Oriental seasonings on food Economy     Booming due to trade of spices Pepper most, highly prized good New Emperors imposed high tariffs “Germans would pay anything for pepper” Became and addiction Middle Class     Middle class imitates nobles
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Love for spices and luxury items New World     Found in search for spices (faster route) 17     th     Century     Spices lost supremacy
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