Herbs & Spices

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DK Pub., 2002 - Cooking - 336 pages
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The first illustrated guide to cover the whole spectrum of herbs and spices for culinary use. Herbs & Spices is an indispensable reference that shows how to prepare fresh and dried herbs, how to use herbs and spices in cooking, and details everything that other books on the subject leave out. Containing a unique collection of recipes, from herb and spice mixes to rubs, pastes, salsas, and marinades, these authentic formulas will encourage cooks to think creatively and experiment on their own. Grouped by aroma and taste, with step-by-step preparation techniques and beautiful full-color photography, this book describes 60 herbs and the benefits of using them fresh or dried, and focuses on 60 spices from around the world, with a look at the early spice trade and how cross-cultural fusion has impacted on contemporary cooking.

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Review: Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference

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Awesome reference book. Big beautiful photograph, complete with definition of culinary uses, tasting notes, and some how to's. Found an editing mistake where picture of basil named as parsley in the ... Read full review

Review: Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference

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I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. I am kind of surprised that I have never ran across a book like this before. It is a concise encyclopedia of herbs and spices. It has ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jill Norman is the author of DK's The Complete Book of Spices and has an extensive knowledge of food and cooking styles from around the world.

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