The Spice and Herb Bible: A Cook's Guide

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R. Rose, 2002 - Cooking - 498 pages
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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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The Spice and Herb Bible

User Review  - Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen - Book Verdict

This full-color text covers herbs and spices, from the collection of herbs de province to the more exotic sumac, orrisroot, and pepperberry. Each entry gives the spice name in a variety of languages ... Read full review

The spice and herb bible: a cook's guide

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Australian-born Hemphill grew up on his family's herb farm, and he and his wife now run a specialty spice and herb market in a suburb of Sydney. His ambitious reference work covers more than 95 ... Read full review

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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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