Herbs & Spices is the essential cook’s companion, now redesigned and updated with all new recipes.
A classic reference, the best-selling Herbs & Spices is a trusted resource in the kitchen, with more than 200 unique herbs and spices from around the world showcased alongside gorgeous, full-color photography, flavor notes, and pairings. This new, updated edition includes the newest herbs, spices, and flavorings influencing global cuisine today, plus more than 180 recipes for main dishes, marinades, pastas, pickles, and sauces.
Part spice cookbook, part kitchen encyclopedia, Herbs & Spices offers handy seasoning how-tos:
- How to identify and choose the best herbs, spices, and other flavorings.
- How to prepare and cook with them to ensure you are making the most of their flavors.
- How to make your own blends, spice rubs, sauces, and more — then customize them for your family’s palate.
Herbs & Spices is perfect for beginning cooks just setting up a kitchen, foodies exploring the deliciously exotic mash-ups of today’s modern cooking, and experts looking for ways to experiment with new flavor combinations. This practical illustrated reference book gives you all the guidance you need to become a master of seasonings and to make tantalizing food from around the world.
“Jill Norman’s Herbs & Spices comes at exactly the right moment to guide readers through the tangle of leaves, seeds, and berries.” — Booklist
“Both novice and expert cooks will find much to savor here.” — Booklist
“Readers who want to experiment with something different will enjoy flipping through the various flavor sections with their favorite cookbook in the other hand.” — Library Journal
“If you’ve stopped reading cookbooks because the truly inspirational have become few and far between, make space on your bookshelf for this one.” — Foodies West Magazine
About the Author
Jill Norman is a respected author and editor with a wide knowledge and appreciation of foods from many parts of the world. In the 1970s she created the food and wine list for Penguin Books. This led to travels in pursuit of food and drink, and a passion to discover the origins of herbs and spices and how they are used. She is acknowledged internationally as an authority on herbs and spices. The Complete Book of Spices won awards in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the first edition of Herbs and Spices was honored by the German Academy of Gastronomy. All of her books have been widely translated. Jill Norman was Elizabeth David’s publisher and is now literary trustee of the David estate.