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The Resource Tea, coffee & chocolate : how we fell in love with caffeine, Melanie King

Tea, coffee & chocolate : how we fell in love with caffeine, Melanie King

Label
Tea, coffee & chocolate : how we fell in love with caffeine
Title
Tea, coffee & chocolate
Title remainder
how we fell in love with caffeine
Statement of responsibility
Melanie King
Title variation
Tea, coffee and chocolate
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Did you know that coffee was recommended as protection against the bubonic plague in the seventeenth century? Or that tea was believed to make men 'unfit to do their business' and blamed for women becoming unattractive? On the other hand, a cup of chocolate was supposed to have exactly the opposite effect on the drinker's sex life and physical appearance. These three beverages arrived in England in the 1650s from faraway, exotic places: tea from China, coffee from the Middle East and chocolate from Mesoamerica. Physicians, diarists and politicians were quick to comment on their supposed benefits and alleged harmfulness, using newspapers, pamphlets and handbills both to promote and denounce their sudden popularity. Others seized the opportunity to serve the growing appetite for these newly discovered drinks by setting up coffee houses or encouraging one-upmanship in increasingly elaborate tea-drinking rituals. How did the rowdy and often comical initial reception of these drinks form the roots of today's enduring caffeine culture? From the tale of the goatherd whose animals became frisky on coffee berries to a duchess with a goblet of poisoned chocolate, this book, illustrated with eighteenth-century satirical cartoons and early advertisements, tells the extraordinary story of our favourite hot drinks
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Melanie
Dewey number
900
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
Label
Tea, coffee & chocolate : how we fell in love with caffeine, Melanie King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Tea -- Coffee -- Chocolate
Control code
000055425121
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
v, 170 pages
Isbn
9781851244065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12347557
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911019737
Label
Tea, coffee & chocolate : how we fell in love with caffeine, Melanie King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Tea -- Coffee -- Chocolate
Control code
000055425121
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
v, 170 pages
Isbn
9781851244065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12347557
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911019737

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