The Spice of Life Series
Classic BBC series from 1983 with Edward Woodward narrating.
Illustrates the discovery and broad use of allspice.
Columbus discovered not only the new world of America, but the allspice of Jamaica. Most of the world’s supply comes from Jamaica, home of the fragrant pimento tree which produces the allspice berries, harvested with primitive methods by the islanders .
Hear how Columbus discovered the allspice of Jamaica, home of the fragrant pimento tree, and see how the use of it in food preparation gave us the word barbecue.