The Herbalist in the Kitchen

The Herbalist in the Kitchen

Hardback Food (University of Illinois Press Hardcover)

By (author) Gary Allen

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  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Format: Hardback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 239mm x 48mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore
  • ISBN 10: 0252031628
  • ISBN 13: 9780252031625
  • Illustrations note: 56 historical illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,616,163

Product description

Created as the ideal reference for anyone with a serious interest in cooking with herbs, spices, or related plant materials, this text provides complete information about the uses, botany, toxicity, and flavour chemistry of herbs, as well as a listing for nearly every name that an ingredient is known by around the world.

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"Finally, a reference book that won't send you to another reference book to find what you're looking for. The Herbalist in the Kitchen is a one-stop source for herb information. It includes everything from ethnic and scientific names to growing habits and culinary usage--all in a voice that makes you actually want to read it." David Leite, publisher of the James Beard Award-winning Website Leite's Culinaria ( "Gary Allen's delightful book The Herbalist in the Kitchen amuses as it deftly illuminates and educates the reader. Scholars and food professionals as well as home cooks and gardening aficionados will enjoy this splendid volume." Francine Segan, food historian and author of The Philosopher's Kitchen