POVERTY MASK OR SIGN OF GOOD TASTE,
SPICES HAVE LED MEN TO TRAVEL
In past times spices were often used to conceal the bad tastes and odours developed by spoilt, ill-stored food.
Nowadays, spices allow for the flavours to be diversified.
Marco Polo claimed that India was a “source of spice supply”. Christopher Columbus, Fernando Magellan and many others after them went through the world in search of spices.