The Spice and Herb Bible

The Spice and Herb Bible


By (author) Ian Hemphill

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  • Publisher: ROBERT ROSE INC
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 254mm x 36mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Willowdale
  • ISBN 10: 0778801462
  • ISBN 13: 9780778801467
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 200 full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 82,528

Product description

Professional chefs and home cooks love to experiment with spices and herbs to enhance food flavours and to create new taste combinations and sensations. From vanilla beans to cinnamon, from cumin to tarragon, no kitchen is complete without spices and herbs...This A-Z reference features 100 spices and herbs and 50 spice-blend recipes, each illustrated in a handsome full colour spread featuring: colour photograph; fascinating geographical and historical information; common name; botanical name; ethnic and various foreign names; detailed instructions on processing, buying and storage; usage advice; and a look inside the world of spices by someone who works with these wonders of nature every day.

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Author information

* Author grew up working in a family spice business in Sydney, Australia. Today, his speciality shop Herbie's Spices boasts the largest selection of herbs and spices for sales and export in the Southern Hemisphere. (

Review quote

This book is a remarkable achievement, not only for its encyclopedic coverage of the subject.... but for the coverage of the world spice blends and the great recipes... Highly recommended.--Dave DeWitt"Fiery Foods and BBQ" (02/01/2007)