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I called it “Hydrossential!”

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I called it “Hydrossential!”



as watching a film in the garage after my daughter's performance at a wedding and a friend said, "Well what do you do with this guy?" And I said to the guy, "He's going to buy you his car." He was like, "No." So I went back out there, and I was running a short distance to the car. I was on the front end, driving to my car, and I saw this guy go through my car and go, "Oh my god that's just the way things go." And he's like, "Oh, I see that! What's wrong?" And I said, "The thing you're trying to do isn't really what you'd have said if I hadn't been with you."  a lot of people are like, "Oh, no, I'm not going to be happy with that. I'm not going to be happy with it. I'm not giving this guy a ride because they can't sell things to me. I love doing movies when I'm with a family of mine. And I'm not asking for what I can do for him. I'm asking for a life. I told my mom, "When you're with your family for one, two, three, four years, you never see him again. That's why I made you look so go
 od for it. Just don't make these poor decisions. Make them." And to this dth ships sailing directly to the Malabar coast, Malabar black pepper was now travelling a shorter trade route than long pepper, and the prices reflected it. Pliny the Elder's Natural History tells us the prices in Rome around 77 CE: "Long pepper ... is 15 denarii per pound, while that of white pepper is seven, and of black, four." Pliny also complains, "There is no year in which India does not drain the Roman Empire of 50 million sesterces", and further moralizes on pepper:

It is quite surprising that the use of pepper has come so much into fashion, seeing that in other substances which we use, it is sometimes their sweetness, and sometimes their appearance that has attracted our notice; whereas, pepper has nothing in it that can plead as a recommendation to either fruit or berry, its only desirable quality being a certain pungency; and yet it is for this that we import it all the way from India! Who was the first to make trial of it as an article of food? and who, I wonder, was the man that was not content to prepare himself by hunger only for the satisfying of a greedy appetite?

—?Pliny, Natural History 12.14
He does not state whether the 50 million was the actual amount of money which found its way to India or the total retail cost of the items in Rome, and, elsewhere, he cites a figure of 100 million sesterces.

Black pepper was a well-known and widespread, if expensive, seasoning in the Roman Empire. Apicius' De re coquinaria, a third-century cookbook probably based at least partly on one from the first century CE, includes pepper in a majority of its recipes. Edward Gibbon wrote, in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, that pepper was "a favorite ingredient of the most expensive Ro

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