Nutmeg

It illustrates, and provides useful informationon, the history of pomanders which were associated with nutmeg, as this spice was once thought to ward off pestilence and plague.Combining the social history of nutmeg with explanations of the ...

Nutmeg

A substantial, beautifully illustrated guide to the history of nutmeg and its useProfusely illustrated with pictures of decorative antique graters, pomanders and spice containersOffers a detailed account of nutmeg in the Spice Islands, the Caribbean, and the WestA vital reference work for collectors, antique dealers and auctioneers Once, nutmeg was worth its weight in gold. For much of human history, the tiny Banda Islands in Indonesia were the only source of this esteemed spice. From the age of the Silk Roads through to the mid-19th century partial shift of production to the Caribbean, covering battles between the Honourable East India Company and the Dutch Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, this book traces the story of nutmeg, revealing its extensive and often surprising influence over conflict, politics, social mores, and Western society.Beautiful antique silver, gold, enamel, bone, ivory, treen and Tunbridgeware graters and rasps demonstrate how much nutmeg was valued throughout history. This book gathers pictures of some of the finest examples world-wide, alongside mechanical and base metal graters and spice containers. It illustrates, and provides useful information on, the history of pomanders which were associated with nutmeg, as this spice was once thought to ward off pestilence and plague.Combining the social history of nutmeg with explanations of the spice production and transportation process, and illustrating in detail examples in international nutmeg grater collections and museums, this book is the essential reference work for collectors, antique dealers and auctioneers.

Consider the Fork

Just look at the difference between a British nutmeg grater and a Japanese ginger grater. ... Nutmeg pomanders were used against the plague, and the soothing, mildly hallucinogenic spice was grated into dishes both savoury and sweet.

Consider the Fork

Bee Wilson is the food writer and historian who writes as the 'Kitchen Thinker' in the Sunday Telegraph, and is the author of Swindled!. Her charming and original new book, Consider the Fork, explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements - looks like the opposite of 'technology', as the word is normally understood. But look closer. Is it oval or round? Does it have an extra-long handle to give your hand a place of greater safety from a hot skillet? Or a pointy bit at one side to get the lumpy bits in the corner of the pan? It took countless inventions to get to the well-equipped kitchens we have now, where our old low-tech spoon is joined by mixers, freezers and microwaves, but the story of human invention in the kitchen is largely unseen. Discovering the histories of our knives, ovens and kitchens themselves, Bee Wilson explores, among many other things, why the French and Chinese have such different cultures of the knife; and why Roman kitchens contain so many implements we recognize. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.

Town Country Kitchens

The Nutmeg Grater Grater Styles SILVER HEXAGONAL - SHAPED NUTMEG GRATER DELICATELY ENGRAVED WITH THE OWNER'S ... Some examples are pierced and possibly cooking , a nutmeg grater acted as pomanders since evidence of other spices has ...

Town   Country Kitchens


The Connoisseur

Buckinghamshire Plate 50 Silver Nutmeg Graters or Spice Boxes Pomanders 75 127 10 Miniatures in Silver , by Simon de Passe - 160 Plate used on an Admiral's Ship during Seventeenth Century One of Paul Lamerie's Chefs - d'oeuvre in the ...

The Connoisseur


The Book of Old Silver

... 84 marks , 218-219 Tureens , 84 Nuremberg , 144 , 152 , 153 , 157 Scandinavia , 147 Nutmeg graters , 101 Scarcity ... 160 , 161 marks , 247 Spice Boxes , 101 , 102 Poland , 157 , 158 Spoons , 67 , 70 , 73 , 74 , 78 Pomanders ...

The Book of Old Silver


Antique Collecting

Vinaigrettes and snuff boxes , or even nineteenth - century pill boxes , are all evidence of the same desire to make ... The importance of spices in the diet of our ancestors is shown by the number of spice castors and nutmeg graters ...

Antique Collecting


The Book of Old Silver English American Foreign c by Seymour B Wyler with All Available Hallmarks Including Sheffield Plate Marks

... 153 , 157 Nutmeg graters , 101 Icon , 160 Inkstands , 104 , 105 Inverness , marks , 268 Ireland , 122-126 marks ... 94 , 95 Soup Tureens , 83 , 84 Sovereign's Head , 13 , 124 , 131 Spain , 160 , 161 Spice Boxes , 101 , 102 Spoons ...

The Book of Old Silver  English  American  Foreign   c by Seymour B  Wyler  with All Available Hallmarks  Including Sheffield Plate Marks


The World of Herbs Spices

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A complete guide to 240 of the best for gardening, cooking and family crafts.