Browsing around the clove: Episode I “Vanilla”
Sonntag, 10. Februar 2019 ab 16 Uhr:
“Im Anfang war das Gewürz”, In the beginning was the spice, that’s how the author Stefan Zweig starts his book called Magellan.
Spices, these tiny ingredients revolutionized the way we eat, and they are present in many of our favorite dishes. But not only spices. Italian tomatoes, Valencia oranges, Swiss Chocolate and potatoes for everyone… All these products have something in common. Yes, you can find them at your nearest supermarket but none of them are native to those lands.
Columbus didn’t discover the New World, but indeed in that moment, in terms of biology, the world changed. And at that moment, many things were happening. This journey wants to find out how spices shaped and modified the course of history for ever. And with this first episode called “Vanilla” we will see how it worked.
Nutmeg is the name of the fifth episode of “Browsing around the clove”. This ground spice has, like all the other spices, many benefits, but if consumed in excessive amounts, the nutmeg powder may produce allergic reactions, dermatitis, or psychoactive effects. It is therefore important to be aware of its use. Something like what will happen […]
Ginger is the name of the fourth episode of “Browsing around the clove”. Navigating through Patagonia, the crew will face some friendly “giants”. Later on, half of the crew organizes a mutiny against Magellan but he will come through unscathed. Stefan Zweig details the outcome: Nach dem gräßlichen Brauch der Zeit werden der Leichnam Quesadas […]
In this third episode called “Cardamom”, Magellan’s crew will reach the American Continent, also known as Abya Yala. In the Brazilian coast, they faced its indigenous peoples, their behaviors and traditions as Stefan Zweig pointed out: “Kaum daß die Landungsboote sich nähern, eilen die Eingeborenen aus ihren Hütten und Wäldern und empfangen mit Neugier und […]
“Mit Pfeffergewicht setzten manche Fürsten und Städte ihre Zölle fest, und wenn man im Mittelalter einen Mann als schwerreich bezeichnen wollte, so schimpfte man ihn einen Pfeffersack. Auf Gold- und Apothekerwaagen wiederum wurden Ingwer und Zimt, Chinarinde und Kampfer ausgewogen und sorgfältig dabei Türen und Fenster verschlossen, damit nicht etwa ein Luftzug ein Quentchen des […]
“Im Anfang war das Gewürz”, In the beginning was the spice, that’s how the author Stefan Zweig starts his book called Magellan. Spices, these tiny ingredients revolutionized the way we eat, and they are present in many of our favorite dishes. But not only spices. Italian tomatoes, Valencia oranges, Swiss Chocolate and potatoes for everyone… […]