Planet Food Series 6
No. of Episodes: 3
Although spices might have some medicinal properties, there is little nutrition in them, but their mysticism has affected the world throughout history. In this remarkable journey, Planet Food traverses the entire world and over five millennia, seeing how the battle for control of the spice trade made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations.
More exciting culinary adventures around the world. For centuries, the ports of Lebanon dominated the trade routes between Europe, the Middle East, China and India. In this episode, our intrepid gastronaut finds a world of heavily spiced lamb, cooling salads, deliciously strong wines from and sweet pastries filled with pistachios and honey.
More globetrotting culinary adventures with chef Merilees Parker. Here Merilees travels to Scandinavia to find out if there's more on the menu than smorgasbord and smelly fish. In Sweden she enjoys the Midsummer festival, tries some aquavit and samples some sausages. Across the border she tries Danish pastry, tours the Carlsberg factory and watches herring being fermented and smoked.