National Geographic : 1949 Mar
Spices, the Essence of Geography 403 Rational Geographic Photographer 1. Alnthony Stewart London Spice Brokers Haggle Amicably Over a Fragrant Bouquet from Tropic Lands Three men (right) examine cinnamon quills from Ceylon. On the table are similar bundles of cinnamon, Capsicums, mace, cassia, ginger, cloves, nutmegs, and black and white pepper. After 150 years of supremacy, London yielded control of the spice trade to the United States in 1937 (page 410). Netherlands Indies Information Service White Pepper Is a Specialty of Bangka Island, in War-torn Indonesia Into baskets these Chinese workmen pour berries after removal of black outer hulls by soaking and rubbing. Less pungent than black pepper from the same vine, white pepper is used when dark specks are undesirable. Some cooks prefer its mild flavor. Other sources are Sarawak, Siam, and India.