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Out With The Caraway, In With The Ginger

FiveThirtyEight tracks the trends in US spice consumption over the last 50 years.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Apr 6, 2015 - 64 comments

The pumpkinification of a nation

Vox digs into America's fall food obsession: The greatest trick capitalism ever pulled was making you want a pumpkin spice latte.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 11, 2014 - 190 comments

Nutmeg: smells of holidays from a history of battles and massacres

This unassuming, feel-good spice "has been one of the saddest stories of history," from the gruesome, grisly tale of how the Dutch tortured and massacred the people of the Banda Islands in Indonesia in an attempt to monopolize the nutmeg trade. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 30, 2012 - 40 comments

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