Spice Trail, The
This mini-series takes viewers on a journey to trace the origins of some of the most coveted spices in the world. It tells the story of epic voyages, bloody wars and the birth of globalization during one of the greatest periods of discovery the world has known.
Spice Trail, The Previous Broadcasts
Vanilla and Saffron (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
Kate Humble visits Morocco and Spain to uncover the story of saffron, the world's most expensive spice. She joins a farmer and his family in the Atlas Mountains as they harvest their crop, and meets a man who conducts DNA tests to make sure the substance is genuine. Kate also heads to Paplanta in Mexico to learn about the history of vanilla, which was introduced to Europe by conquistador Hernan Cortes.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 1:00 AM