It has been rather a while since I last recommended a book to the World at large ,that would be you lot by the way.
In the main this is because I have been far too busy working on my own cookery book which will be launching rather soon. Hint Hint…
As such it is rather fitting that the book I am all in a lather about is one that dovetails nicely with my own.
The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings
Here is what those nice chaps over at Amazon have to say about it:
“An illustrated sourcebook to these all-important cooking ingredients includes information on more than two hundred herbs, spices, essences, edible flowers and leaves, aromatics, vinegars, oils, teas, and coffees”
I on the other hand will stick to simply issuing an instruction –
IF YOU COOK AND DON’T OWN A COPY GO AND BUY ONE. NOW.
Not quite Wordsworth but hopefully the point comes across. I very rarely encounter anything that I look at and think wow this is something which everyone should own. However on this occasion I really am that impressed.
Not only are they lots of high quality pictures, excellent descriptions of various herbs, spices and flavourings and their uses but there are also over 200 recipes so you can leap straight in and start applying all this new-found knowledge.