Tucson, AZ – July 3, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Spice Empire: The Arab Culinary Tradition in the West by William Ross Newland. This cookbook explores the history of Arabic cooking traditions and their spread to other parts of the globe.

Most people are blissfully unaware of the origins of their food, but not William Ross Newland.

Fascinated by culinary anthropology and having a chronic love affair with new flavors and textures, Newland travels the world discovering culinary wonders that often took centuries to matriculate through Arab conquest. His favorite? The street food and comfort food eaten by locals on a daily basis.

For Newland, food is much more than eating. It is about planning, cooking, and sharing. Food is the centerpiece while human interaction generated by the meal is the main event.

Follow this short narrative to some of Newland’s favorite recipes — flavors that began in the Fertile Crescent, spread throughout the Mediterranean during the Ottoman Empire, and went on to Spain and eventually Mexico. Enjoy!

For more information about the book, or to schedule an interview with the author, please call Mindy Burnett at 520-798-0888 x100 or email support@wheatmark.com.

About the Author:

William Ross Newland is the Managing Director of The Delian Group, a risk advisory firm that specializes in Latin America. He is a world traveler and an avid cook. His passion is trying to recreate his foreign culinary experiences at home in his kitchen.

More About This Title:

Spice Empire: The Arab Culinary Tradition in the West, ISBN 9781627874083, was released by Wheatmark, Inc. on October 17, 2016. The book has 80 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $21.95.

About the Publisher:

Wheatmark, Inc., founded in 1999, is a Tucson, Arizona-based publisher of trade titles that are available wherever quality books are sold worldwide. Wheatmark titles can be purchased in paperback, hardcover, or popular ebook formats. For more information, visit https://www.wheatmark.com.