The world of spices
Spices give the right kick to dishes. There are high requirements for harvesting, transport and refining. In addition, some spices have an interesting historical background. More about this you read here:
There was a great deal of unawareness about the origin of cinnamon in former times. Peeled from trees in China and traded in sticks this spice was highly desired at the courts of the Middle Ages. About 5000 years ago the Chinese began to use the bark of the cinnamon tree for the refining of dishes.
- Cinnamon - spice exotic with history
Mrs. Manuela Mahn PhD. has studied economic history and is active in the spice area for 25 years. As a spice expert she is responsible for the press work of the Fuchs Gewürze GmbH and works as a scientific adviser and lecturer for companies and media. Mrs. Mahn has published several books on the subject spices.
- Interview with Mrs. Manuela Mahn PhD
The sharp spice comes originally from India and has a great economic-historical meaning. The geographic discoveries of the Europeans in the early modern times were substantially driven by the wish for pepper. Already around 2,000 B.C. the Indians used the spice for their dishes.
- Pepper - border crosser between Orient and Ocident