Introduction: History Has a Flavorp. ix
1Black Pepperp. 1
2Vanillap. 27
3Chili Powderp. 55
4Curry Powderp. 87
5Soy Saucep. 119
6Garlicp. 149
7Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)p. 177
8Srirachap. 201
Epilogue: The Ninth Flavorp. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 261