The Spice and Herb Bible: A Cook's Guide

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R. Rose, 2002 - Cooking - 498 pages
7 Reviews

Cooks use spices and herbs to not only enhance food flavor, but to also create new taste combinations and sensations. From the vanilla bean used in creating ice cream to the cinnamon in fragrant cinnamon buns, it is virtually impossible to imagine a kitchen without spices.

The Spice and Herb Bible is a fascinating, authoritative history and reference source. Ian Hemphill describes a wide range of global herbs and spices which can be used in today's kitchen, either alone or in magical combinations. This book demystifies the art of combining herbs and spices, and introduces the home cook to worlds of tastes formerly to be had only at "exotic" restaurants. With delightful recipes and great tips for use and storage, The Spice and Herb Bible is truly an essential resource for any well-equipped kitchen.

  • More than 100 spices and herbs listed alphabetically
  • Quick, complete reference
  • Storage and use details for each herb and spice
  • Detailed color photographs of every herb and spice
  • 29 spice blend recipes, including Garam Masala and Herbes de Provence
  • For the novice and experienced cook

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Review: The Spice and Herb Bible

User Review  - Lonnieandmelanie Wibberding - Goodreads

I'm on a kick learning about spices right now. This is my favorite book. I like the good detailed information, and the advice on how to mix and make your own spice mixes. Read full review

Review: The Spice and Herb Bible

User Review  - Catherine Woodman - Goodreads

This is a good reference book--but not as great as I was hoping for Read full review

About the author (2002)

Ian Hemphill a native of Sydney, Australia grew up working in the family spice business. He managed a spice company overseas before returning to Sydney, where he opened a specialty shop bearing the nickname Ian has had since his school days: Herbie. Today, Herbie's Spices boasts the largest selection of herbs and spices for sale and export in the Southern Hemisphere.

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