ISBN10: 1582343071 ISBN13: 9781582343075 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA Published: Nov 1 2003 Pages: 400 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.