BBC - Spice Trail
For anyone who can access it, there's a new series on BBC called The Spice Trail. It features a couple of different spices each week and provides historical background on its trade through the modern era and shows where and how they're grown, prepared for market and sold on the wholesale market. The first week covered peppercorns and cinnamon. Overall just "good" as far as program content but the background on pepper growers and the modern pepper trade was fascinating.