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Lead book review

From ambrosia to zabaglione — now with added slavery

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets is a rich but extremely politically correct confection

13 June 2015

9:00 AM

13 June 2015

9:00 AM

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets Darra Goldstein, with a foreword by Sidney Mintz

OUP, pp.888, £40, ISBN: 9780199313396

Should sugar be taxed? Some of the contributors to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets seem to think so. Sugar certainly appears less appealing than it used to. Its negative effect on our teeth is undeniable, and it now takes the rap for many of the ills we formerly blamed on fats, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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