The Herbalist in the Kitchen (Google eBook)

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University of Illinois Press, May 24, 2007 - Cooking - 504 pages
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Created as the ideal reference for anyone with a serious interest in cooking with herbs, spices, or related plant materials, The Herbalist in the Kitchen is truly encyclopedic in scope. It provides detailed information about the uses, botany, toxicity, and flavor chemistry of herbs, as well as a listing for nearly every name that an ingredient is known by around the world. Richly illustrated with fifty-six images from the Missouri Botanical Garden rare book collection, The Herbalist in the Kitchen promises to enlighten cooks of all levels, from beginning culinary artists to seasoned professional chefs. _x000B_Even including herbs and spices not yet seen in the United States (but likely to be featured in recipes for adventurous cooks soon), The Herbalist in the Kitchen is organized into one hundred five sections, each consisting of a single botanical family. The book provides all available information about the chemical compounds responsible for a plant's characteristic taste and scent, which allows cooks to consider new subtleties and potential alternatives. For instance, the primary flavoring ingredient of cloves is eugenol; when a cook knows that bay leaves also contain eugenol, a range of exciting substitutions becomes clear. The foodie's ultimate herbal reference book, The Herbalist in the Kitchen also provides guidance about measuring herbs, enabling readers to understand the dated measuring standards from old-fashioned cookbooks. _x000B_
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Agavaceae
11
2 Aizoaceae
13
4 Amaranthaceae
21
5 Anacardiaceae
23
6 Annonaceae
30
7 Apiaceae formerly Umbelliferae
32
8 Apocynaceae
71
55 Myrtaceae
291
56 Naiadaceae
300
57 Nyctaginaceae
301
59 Oleaceae
303
60 Orchidaceae
306
61 Oxalidaceae
308
62 Paeonaceae
310
63 Palmae
311

9 Aquifoliaceae
73
10 Araceae
75
11 Araliaceae
78
12 Aristlochiaceae
81
13 Asclepiadaceae
83
14 Asteraceae formerly Compositae
84
15 Berberidaceae
114
16 Bignoniaceae
115
17 Bixaceae
116
18 Bombacaceae
119
20 Brassicaceae formerly Cruciferae
123
21 Burseraceae formerly Simaroubaceae
139
22 Calycanthaceae
143
23 Campanulaceae
144
24 Cannabaceae
145
25 Cappardaceae formerly Capparaceae
147
26 Caprifoliaceae
148
27 Caryophyllaceae
152
28 Celastraceae
153
29 Chenopodiaceae
154
30 Cistaceae
157
31 Convolulaceae
158
32 Crassulaceae
159
33 Cupressaceae
160
34 Cyperaceae
163
35 Ericaceae
165
36 Euphorbiaceae
169
37 Gentianaceae formerly Menyanthanaceae
171
38 Geraniaceae
175
39 Guttiferae Clusicaceae
177
40 Hydrophyllaceae
179
41 Illiciaceae
180
42 Irideaceae
182
43 Lamiaceae formerly Labiatae
185
44 Lauraceae sometimes listed as Myrtaceae
238
45 Leguminosae sometimes listed as Fabaceae
251
46 Liliaceae
269
47 Magnoliaceae
274
48 Malvaceae
277
49 Meliaceae
283
50 Monimiaceae
284
51 Moringaceae
285
52 Myricaceae
286
53 Myristicaceae
287
54 Myrsinaceae
290
64 Pandanceae
313
65 Papaveraceae
315
66 Passifloraceae
317
67 Pedaliaceae
318
68 Pinaceae
320
69 Piperaceae sometimes listed as Peperomiaceae
323
70 Plantaginaceae
332
71 Poaceae formerly Gramineae
333
72 Polygalaceae
338
73 Polygonaceae
339
74 Polypodiaceae
345
75 Pontederiaceae
347
76 Portulacaceae
348
77 Primulaceae
349
78 Punicaceae
350
79 Ranunculaceae
351
80 Resedaceae
355
81 Rhamnaceae
356
82 Rosaceae
358
83 Rubiaceae
369
84 Rutaceae
374
85 Santalaceae
391
86 Sapindaceae
392
87 Sapotaceae
394
88 Saururaceae
396
89 Schisandraceae
397
91 Solanaceae
401
92 Sterculiaceae
410
93 Taxaceae
413
95 Tiliaceae
416
96 Tropaeolaceae
417
97 Turneraceae
419
98 Urticaceae
420
99 Valerianaceae
421
100 Verbenaceae
423
101 Violaceae
427
102 Vitaceae
428
103 Zingiberaceae
429
104 Zygophyllaceae
446
105 Fungi and Lichens
447
GLOSSARY
449
SOURCES
465
BIBLIOGRAPHY
471
INDEX
477
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About the author (2007)

Jean Craighead George is the author of more than 60 books for children, including the Newbery Award-winning Julie of the Wolves, and the One Day series. Ms. George lives in Chappaqua, NY.

Chris Kubie has composed for numerous films, television specials, and Broadway musicals including Cats and Les Miserables.

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