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The Spice and Herb Bible
Title : The Spice and Herb Bible
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ISBN : 9780778801467
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 606

"The classic reference - expanded and in full color."Professional chefs and home cooks use spices and herbs to enhance food flavors and to create new taste combinations and sensations. From vanilla beans to cinnamon, from cumin to tarragon, no kitchen is complete without spices and herbs.The second edition of this classic reference is significantly expanded, with four new"The classic reference - expanded and in full color."Professional chefs and home cooks use spices and herbs to enhance food flavors and to create new taste combinations and sensations. From vanilla beans to cinnamon, from cumin to tarragon, no kitchen is complete without spices and herbs.The second edition of this classic reference is significantly expanded, with four new spices and herbs as well as 25 additional blends. The book is now printed in full color and features color photography throughout. Every herb and spice has a handsome and detailed color photograph to make identification and purchasing a breeze. The book includes fascinating and authoritative histories of a wide range of global herbs and spices such as angelica, basil, candle nut, chervil, elder, fennel, grains of paradise, licorice root, saffron, tamarind, Vietnamese mint and zedoary.The Spice and Herb Bible, Second Edition, includes 100 spices and herbs and 50 spice-blend recipes. It is an essential resource for any well-equipped kitchen.


The Spice and Herb Bible Reviews

  • Happyreader

    Great comprehensive reference for a wide range of spices and herbs. In addition to pictures, storage and usage info, each flavoring includes names in foreign languages (very useful in ethnic markets), complementary flavor pairings, amounts to use, and dishes it complements. There are also one or two recipes for each flavoring.

  • Natosha

    The book, The Spice and Herb Bible by Ian Hemphill and Kate Hemphill is packed with so much information on spices and recipes that may used in all the different recipes and found ones that I've never heard of or tried! When I cook, I always love to rev up my recipes or make something just a little different and maybe even more spicier than normal. So to have a book to guide me through the many different herbs and spices that I could use in all types of dishes is excellent!There are over 800 page [...]

  • Andrew

    Good to browse slowly - not to sit down and read, nor to really keep as a reference. This is a book to pull off the shelf when you want a dose of food porn and you can look at pictures of saffron and star anise while reading about them from a historical, botanical, and culinary perspectives. But I won't be buying it

  • Robert Esposito

    One of the most comprehensive spice books I've seen. Ian Hemphill has dedicated his life to accumulating a deep understanding of spices and he graciously shares his knowledge in this book. If you love to cook and experiment with food, you should definitely have this book on your shelf. I would love an electronic version to take with me when I travel.

  • Steve

    Curious about the various spices and herbs that I've seen used by cooks on tv and in person over the years, and that most often lie dormant on my spice shelf, I thought this book would be a helpful guide to pushing the envelope beyond garlic, paprika, and pre-blended combinations. In a word, this book is incredible. In fact, it is such an authoritative manual that it's as intimidating as it is illuminating. Three parts divide this massive tome, the first short part tells the basics of spices; a [...]

  • Elizabeth Ruth

    An appropriately titled book, a collection of 97 herbs and spices thoroughly described with both factual and anecdotal information, The Spice and Herb Bible is a must-have reference for both cooks and foodies. A nearly boundless variety of tastes, from favorite to unusual and exotic, can be appreciated with Hemphill’s matching recipes that number at least two per spice or herb.At 800 pages, this “bible” is a proper tome. Entries are arranged alphabetically by common name (the English name) [...]

  • Monique

    This is the best reference book I have read on herbs and spices from all over the world. There is a clear description of each item, pictures, the names of each herb or spice in different languages,its use and some recipes. There are herbs and spices totally unknown to North Americans, raising the desire to sample them somewhere in the world.I would definitely consider buying this book.

  • Beth Roberts

    Magnificent. An ungrateful reader might wish for photos of the plants as well as the spices and herbs, but one can't have everything.

  • Ava

    Loved it. Totally worth keeping longer than one day ( I usually keep books only a few days, I read fast).

  • Jorgina

    Who knew how much history one could learn from a spice book. Beautiful photos and great info. including recipes for using and blending your own spices for curry and such.

  • Shandra

    Valuable information, I must add to my personal library.

  • Lonnieandmelanie Wibberding

    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.

  • Catherine Woodman

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

  • David

    Fascinating.

  • Elhara

    Interesting to read. A lot to remember and learn.