Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World
The first fully illustrated, scientific guide to nearly all commercial herbs and spices in existence. The book covers more than 150 species, detailing the propagation, cultivation, and culinary uses of each. Introductory chapters capture the essence of culinary traditions, traditional herb and spice mixtures, preservation, presentation, and the chemistry of flavours, and individual entries include the chemical compounds and structures responsible for each spice or herb's characteristic flavour. Finally, the book offers a global view of the most famous use or signature dish for each herb or spice, satisfying the gourmand's curiosity for more information about new dishes from little-known culinary traditions. Hardback.
320pages. 600+ col. photos and illustrations.
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