The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs
An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World
On Sale: October 4, 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
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From the Emmy-nominated host of the award-winning Top Chef,
an A-to-Z compendium of spices, herbs, salts, peppers, and
blends, with beautiful photography and a wealth of
explanation, history, and cooking advice.
Award-winning cookbook author and television host Padma
Lakshmi, inspired by her life of traveling across the globe,
brings together the world’s spices and herbs in a vibrant,
comprehensive alphabetical guide. This definitive culinary
reference book is illustrated with rich color photographs
that capture the essence of a diverse range of spices and
their authentic flavors. The Encyclopedia of Spices and
Herbs includes complete descriptions, histories, and cooking
suggestions for ingredients from basic herbs to the most
exotic seeds and chilies, as well as information on toasting
spices, making teas, and infusing various oils and vinegars.
And no other market epitomizes Padma’s love for spices and
global cuisine than where she spent her childhood—lingering
in the aisles of the iconic gourmet food store Kalustyan’s,
in New York City.
Perfect for the holiday season and essential to any
well-stocked kitchen or cooking enthusiast, The Encyclopedia
of Spices and Herbs is an invaluable resource as well as a
stunning and adventurous tour of some of the most wondrous
and majestic flavors on earth.
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