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Published July 01, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kovels Antiques: Spice boxes were vital item for food safety

Spices were an important part of cooking in the days before refrigeration was available in most homes. Meat and fish were smoked, pickled, peppered, salted or treated with combinations of spices that kept the food from rotting.

By: Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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