Spices and Herbs, Lore and Cookery

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This introductory guide to the romance of spices and herbs offers historical, geographical, literary, and culinary details. More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated and examined for legendary lore and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more. "An adventurous exploration." — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Overview

This introductory guide to the romance of spices and herbs offers historical, geographical, literary, and culinary details. More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated and examined for legendary lore and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more. "An adventurous exploration." — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486240268
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/1980
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

THE SETTING
  PART ONE: ASSEMBLY OF THE SPICES
  1. Assembly of the spices
  2. Nature's spicy stories (with recipes)
      PEPPER
      CLOVES
      CINNAMON
      NUTMEG AND MACE
      ALLSPICE
      BAY
      GINGER
      WILD GINGER
      CARDAMON
      VANILLA
      TURMERIC
      SAFFRON CROCUS
      CAPERS
      CAPSICUM
      PAPRIKA
  3. A time for pleasure and contentment
  4. Spice chart: how the spices are used
  PART TWO: BEVERAGES AND SEASONINGS OTHER THAN SPICES OR HERBS (with recipes)
  5. Beverages
      COFFEE
      TEA
      COCOA
      BEVERAGE CHART: HOW THE BEVERAGES ARE USED
  6. Salt
  7. Sugar
      SUGAR BEET
  PART THREE: ASSEMBLY OF THE HERBS
  8. Dedication of Gerard's Herball
  9. Assembly of the herbs
      A FEW FACTS ABOUT HERB COOKING
  10. Herbs tell their stories (with recipes)
      AMBROSIA
      ANGELICA
      ANISE
      BALM
      BERGAMOT
      BETONY
        WOOD BETONY
        PAUL'S BETONY
      BORAGE
      BURNET
      CALAMUS
      CAMOMILE
      CARAWAY
      CATNIP
      CHERVIL
      CHICORY
      CHIVES
      CLARY
      CORIANDER
      COSTMARY
      CRESSES
        UPLAND CRESS
        WATER CRESS
        GARDEN CRESS
      CUMIN
      DANDELION
      DILL
      FENNELS
      FENNEL FLOWER
      FEVERFEW
      GARLIC
      GERANIUM-SCENTED LEAVES
        ROSE GERANIUM
        LEMON GERANIUM
      GERMANDER
      HOP
      HOREHOUND
      HORSE-RADISH
      HYSSOP
      LAVENDER
      LEEK
      LEMON VERBENA
      LOVAGE
      POT MARIGOLD
      MARJORAMS
      MAY APPLE
      MINTS
        PEPPERMINT
        SPEARMINT
        APPLE MINT
      MUSTARDS
        BLACK OR BROWN MUSTARD
        WHITE OR YELLOW MUSTARD
      NASTURTIUM
      ORÉGANO
      PARSLEY
      PENNYROYAL
      PEPPER TOBASCO
        SMALL RED CHILI
      POPPY
      RHUBARB
      ROCAMBOLE
        LESSER-LEAVED GARLIC
      ROSEMARY
      ROSES
      RUE
      SAGE
      SANTOLINAS
      SAVORY
      SESAME
      SHALLOT
      SORREL
        FRENCH SORREL
        GARDEN SORREL
        WOOD SORREL
      SWEET BASIL
      SWEET CICELY
      SWEET WOODRUFF
      TANSY
      TARRAGON
      THYME
      WINTERGREEN
      YARROW
  11. Herb chart: how the herbs are used
      CHIEF HERBS USED IN COOKERY
      OUTSTANDING ROBUST HERBS FOR COOKERY
      MOST COMMONLY USED COMBINATIONS OF FINES HERBES
  12. Some facts about growing herbs
      PERENNIALS
      ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS
      HERB GROWING CHARTS
      SUGGESTED PATTERNS FOR GROWING
        Model perennial herb garden
        Model annual herb garden
        Small herb garden-pyramid
        Small herb garden
        Small herb garden-wheel
        "Semi-formal "wayside" herb garden"
        Terrace and border garden
        Garden wall boxes
        Window garden
        Enlarged herb garden
  13. "Yesterday, today, and tomorrow"
      HINTS FOR PREPARING AND DRYING HERBS
      HINTS FOR FREEZING AND THAWING HERBS
  14. Rules for judging herb exhibits
  15. Tussie mussies
  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  INDEX

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