You may use basil in pesto, but did you know that it was once considered useful in warding off dragons? Or that in an old tale a pot of basil was used to hide a deadly secret? And why would students in ancient Rome weave rosemary into their hair? And what is the cinnamologus bird which makes nests of cinnamon sticks? Storyteller Marilyn McPhie will share some lore about these and other spices and tell a few tales in which they play a starring role.