Savoring Spices and Herbs: Recipe Secrets of Flavor, Aroma, and Color

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Morrow, 1996 - Cooking - 301 pages
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In Savoring Spices and Herbs, Julie Sahni's extraordinary culinary wisdom and good company make cooking come alive. Not only will the education in taste she gives you transform your cooking but it will enhance your understanding of every other cookbook on your shelf. With nearly two hundred surprisingly simple, yet extraordinary delicious recipes, Sahni explores the flavor secrets of herbs and spices in combination with other foods. Here you'll come to understand how celery seed rounds out flavor, how paprika makes sauces silky and smooth, how cardamom and nutmeg lure the natural sweetness from food, how oregano and rosemary make surprisingly light a soup of pasta and beans, why tuna stands up so well to mustard, how bay leaves impart a spicy lemony aroma to salmon, and how fresh figs can thicken a sauce. Many spices and herbs do more than add flavor. Sahni explains how to use them to brighten color, develop texture, preserve, and tenderize. Sahni works her culinary alchemy into exhilarating, inspired recipes for appetizers, soups, fish and shellfish, poultry and meat, special salads and vegetarian meals, pastas and pilafs, vegetables and fruits, sauces, salsas, and spicy condiments, and breads, desserts, cookies, and beverages.

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Julie Sahni is director of Julie Sahni's Indian Cooking School, established in 1973.

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