The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings

The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings

by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
     
 
For all those cooks who know that spice is the variety of life, this is a truly comprehensive sourcebook featuring information on more than 200 herbs, spices, essences, edible flowers and leaves, aromatics, vinegars, oils, teas and coffees--every seasoning a cook might want to use. 185 recipes. 750 full-color photographs. 288 pp.

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For all those cooks who know that spice is the variety of life, this is a truly comprehensive sourcebook featuring information on more than 200 herbs, spices, essences, edible flowers and leaves, aromatics, vinegars, oils, teas and coffees--every seasoning a cook might want to use. 185 recipes. 750 full-color photographs. 288 pp.

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Library Journal
This impressive new reference is far more encompassing than its title may at first indicate, for in addition to herbs and spices, it covers not only extracts and essences but also such flavorings as oils and vinegars, garlic, sauces and condiments, edible flowers, and more. The excellent full-color photographs of ingredients, particularly of less familiar ones used in ethnic cuisines, are invaluable, but there are also very useful step-by-step photos of various kitchen techniques. Ortiz is the author of highly regarded cookbooks on the cooking of the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, and Latin America, among others, and here she includes almost 200 recipes from cuisines around the world. Beautifully illustrated and packed with information not readily available elsewhere, this is an essential purchase.
Booknews
A comprehensive source of information on some 200 herbs, spices, essences, edible flowers and leaves, aromatics, vinegars, oils, teas, and coffees. Each entry is abundantly illustrated with the exceptionally bright, clear photos and layout this publisher has made its standard; and each is described with tips for storage and cooking, food match-ups, and recipes. Enhancing the work is a separate section in which characteristics of the cuisines of various regions of the world are summarized. A lovely book, first published in Great Britain in 1992; this reprint is identified as an "American edition." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564580658
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 11.17(h) x 0.95(d)

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