Professional chefs and home cooks love to experiment with spices and herbs to enhance food flavours and to create new taste combinations and sensations. From vanilla beans to cinnamon, from cumin to tarragon, kitchen is complete without spices and herbs...This A-Z reference features 100 spices and herbs and 50 spice-blend recipes, each illustrated in a handsome full colour spread featuring: colour photograph; fascinating geographical and historical information; common name; botanical name; ethnic and various foreign names; detailed instructions on processing, buying and storage; usage advice; and a look inside the world of spices by someone who works with these wonders of nature every day.
* Author grew up working in a family spice business in Sydney, Australia. Today, his speciality shop Herbie's Spices boasts the largest selection of herbs and spices for sales and export in the Southern Hemisphere. (www.herbies.co.au)