Travel stories from exotic places and mouthwatering descriptions of food written by an expert - what more could one want! 'Spice Travels' is an enthralling and mouth-watering blend of travel experiences, spice facts, and anecdotes that will delight the senses.
Ian Hemphill discovered that there really is a brotherhood of spice merchants when he attended an international spice meeting in New Delhi in the 1980s. Since that awakening he has travelled around the globe visiting areas where spices are grown and processed.
In this book he shares with readers his knowledge and passion for everything to do with spices. He takes us along the ancient and modern spice routes, from India to Zanzibar, Turkey, Mexico and the red centre of Australia.
Ian and his wife Liz lead a group of tourists to Sri Lanka in search of cinnamon quills, a spice that is produced using methods that have remained the same for centuries. They have a breathtaking experience with chillies in Gujerat, and later follow in the footsteps of the Conquistadors to learn the magical alchemy that is involved in curing vanilla beans. And more . . .