Herbs & Spices
Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.
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Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
Do you love the tempting taste of hot sauce? This red-hot little cookbook is packed with 60 recipes that make the most of the delicious condiment.
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Among the fantastically fiery dishes are chilli-fried eggs, hot sauce buffalo wings, Sriracha-buttered shrimp and crunchy Thai salad. There are also amazing sweet treats including chilli chocolate brownies and Mexican hot chocolate.
There are even recipes for making your very own hot sauces including Mexican, sweet Thai chilli, Sriracha and Szechuan!
This is the essential companion for every creative cook. With global herbs, spice and seasonings now widely available, cooking has never been more varied. Add exciting and exotic new flavours to your cooking with flair and creativity with this practical reference book. If you don't know your wasabi from your epazote this is the guide for you. With directions on how to choose, use, store and grow over 200 world herbs and spices, and over 100 recipes for blends, spice rubs and flavour-packed sauces this is the comprehensive reference for cooks of any skill level. This updated edition comes with 25 brand new recipes, plus a completely updated guide to include all international herbs and spices available now. You can experiment with flavour and explore exotic cuisines with Herbs & Spices as your essential companion.
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To this highly committed consumer market, we now bring the very best of eating from Curry and Spicy Dishes. It includes the best of recipes from around the world - India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, South America and Africa. The preparation is simple and the results exceptional.A curry is probably the world's favourite step-change in everyday eating habits. And the slow cooker produces quite outstanding eating from these recipes. The long, slow cooking tenderises the meats and maximises the exotic flavours of the spices while it does so. This is certain to become a must-have title in the slow cooker consumer market.
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This cornucopia of delicious vegetable recipes has been assembled by the author of Everyday Lebanese Cooking. It focuses on those recipes that make Lebanese cuisine one of the healthiest in the world because of the huge variety of vegetarian dishes on which it is based. Vegetable and pulse dishes are what most Lebanese prefer to eat most of the time. This book includes, of course, the famous mezze and speciality sweets and also peasant food from the rural mountains, traditional dishes from the north and south along the Mediterranean coast, and street food including the familiar Falafel wraps. These are affordable recipes that often turn only a few simple ingredients into a delicious meal with a stunning combination of flavours. The majority of these dishes are suitable for vegans as dairy and eggs are seldom used in cooking.
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This title is a lavishly produced cook book with over 100 easy and delicious recipes from the new stars of Channel 4, Stevie Parle and Emma Grazette. Stevie and Emma are travelling the world discovering the keys to six essential spices and this book will feature the best recipes, therapies and mementoes from their trip. Spicy doesn't have to mean hot. While there are a few recipes to throw up a challenge to the hardiest of chilli fans, these spice-infused recipes appeal to all tastes, with some hot, some sweet and some subtle dishes that are all special. Recipes are as varied as sweet Coconut and Pepper Salad, smoky Chilli Pulled Pork, zingy Orange and Clove Tart and crispy Cumin Biscuits. And the therapeutic properties of each spice will be explored in detail, with recipes for therapies including a chilli hangover cure, a black pepper sugar scrub and a natural clove mouthwash. Spices featured: Cumin in Turkey; Chillies in Mexico; Cloves in Zanzibar; Cinnamon in India; Black pepper in Cambodia; Nutmeg and mace in Grenada. "Spice Trip" will demystify spices and show how easy it is to use them in the kitchen to liven up even the simplest dishes. Our aim is for everyone in Britain to feel confident using spices to turn their everyday meals into something extraordinary.
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This book offers 150 delectable ideas for cooking with herbs, shown in over 500 photographs. It is a fabulous collection of appetizing herb-infused dishes to make, with ideas for satisfying soups and snacks, light lunches, everyday meals, and gourmet desserts. It includes recipes for herbal teas and tisanes, refreshing cordials and drinks, sweet and sour pickles and preserves, and aromatic oils and vinegars, as well as ideas for adding herbs to cheeses, butter, sauces and dips. You can pep up your cooking with herby ideas for unusual breads and pizzas, ice creams and desserts, warming soups and summer salads, risottos and rice dishes, meat and fish main courses, and tasty vegetarian options. Chopped, torn, snipped, shredded and sprinkled, herbs enliven food, complementing and enhancing the taste, and permeating the whole dish with fragrance. This book shows you how to grow and use herbs, with step-by-step instructions on planting a herb garden, and information on drying and storing herbs, as well as preparing them for culinary use. More than 150 appetizing recipes include Mushroom and Parsley Soup, Sardines with Warm Herb Salsa, Turkey Escalopes with Lemon and Sage, Red Onion and Rosemary Focaccia, and Lavender Cake. With contemporary ideas, as well as best-loved classics, this inspirational cookbook has something for every occasion.
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Herbs are the most liberating and confidence-boosting of ingredients: grow some and you feel like a proper gardener, bring some into the kitchen and you feel like a proper cook. They allow you to experiment and bring individuality to your cooking while, at the same time, anchoring you in sound culinary tradition because herbs are often responsible for those key flavours that 'make' a dish. Not only that but they are a step on the road to a more self-sufficient, homegrown, organic way of eating. In the first part of the book, Nikki explains how to get the most from herbs. She outlines the basic choosing, picking and using guidelines. The second part is a catalogue of herbs, each with grow-your-own notes, flavour descriptions and mini-recipes. Among the forty herbs that Nikki describes are basil, bay, bergamot, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, horseradish, hyssop, marigold, marjoram, mint, parsley, perilla, rocket, rosemary, sage, scented geranium, tarragon, thyme, wild garlic and winter savory. Following this are over fifty wonderful and adaptable recipes for everything from herb-scented cakes and biscuits to soups, stuffings and tarts, where more than one herb is, or can be, used. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs, Herbs is a must-have book for every kitchen.
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A household necessity, COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERBS & SPICES offers everything you need to know about how herbs and spices can enhance your cooking and improve your life. Learn to use lavender to soothe headaches, plant your own mint for a refreshing addition to any tea, or whip up a batch of Dutch cinnamon cookies. Whether you harvest from your own garden or stock up at the grocery store, this robust guide is your go-to for recipes, natural remedies, preventative therapies, and more. In the style of National Geographic's finest illustrated references, this book combines scientific information (like the physical effects of herbal aromas) with practical advice (like how to dry flowers and herbs for a fragrant potpourri) - all in an elegant, accessible design with helpful and attractive photography of all herbs and spices included. Covering 113 herbs, spices, and seasonings, each with a full two-page spread, this useful compendium is one that cooks, gardeners, health-conscious readers, herbalists, and nature lovers will turn to again and again
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This is the definitive guide to the fish and shellfish of the world, with more than 700 photographs. It features a photographic identification guide, with facts about habitat and nutritional benefits, and essential information about buying, preparing and cooking. It includes all the well-known fish and shellfish, such as tuna, salmon, haddock, prawns and oysters, as well as a whole host of interesting varieties, from abalone, tilapia and zander to the deadly, but delicious, fugu fish. It offers over 100 inspirational recipes, each photographed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. It includes soups, appetizers, mousses, pates and terrines, salads, everyday main courses, light and healthy dishes, and elegant dishes for entertaining. This is the only book on identifying, preparing and cooking fish and shellfish that you will ever need. This fabulous visual encyclopedia will guide you through the complexities of handling and preparing all kinds of fish and shellfish, from well-known varieties such as salmon and cod to unusual shellfish and exotic fish. Detailed directory entries include a description and fascinating facts about each seafood, advice on how to choose it at its best, and preparation and cooking methods, then follows 100 enticing recipes with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Dishes include Bouillabaisse, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Thermidor, Scallops with Samphire and Lime, Thai-inspired Piquant Prawn Salad, and Roast Cod with Pancetta and Butter Beans.
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A sweeping culinary journey across the Islamic world, and a celebration of its most iconic recipes. A diverse and rich culinary tradition has evolved in every place touched by Islam, always characterised by deliciousness and fragrance, a love of herbs and the deft use of spices. Anissa Helou's Feast represents an extraordinary journey through place and time, travelling from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arab, Persian, Mughal or North African heritage of so many dishes. This exploration of the foods of Islam begins with bread, and its myriad variations, from pita and chapatti to Turkish boreks and Lebanese fatayer. From humble grains and pulses come slow-cooked biryanis, Saudi Arabia's national dish of Lamb kabsa and magnificent jewelled rice dishes from Iran and Pakistan. Instructions for preparing a whole lamb or camel hump sit alongside recipes for traditional dips, fresh salads and sharp pickles. And numerous sugary sweet treats suitable for births, weddings, morning coffee and after dinner glint irresistibly from the pages. With more than 300 recipes, spectacular food photography and interspersed with enchanting anecdotes, Feast is a comprehensive and dazzling mosaic of Islamic food culture across the globe.
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Paula Wolfert's name is synonymous with revealing the richres of authentic Mediterranean cooking, especially the cuisine of Morocco. In The Food of Morocco, she brings to bear more than forty years of experience of, love of, and original research on the traditional food of that country. The result is the definitive book on Moroccan cuisine, from tender Berber skillet bread to spiced hariria (the classic soup made with lentils and chickpeas), from chicken with tangy preserved lemon and olives to steamed sweet and savoury breast of lamb stuffed with couscous and dates. The recipes are clear and inviting, and infused with the author's unparalleled knowledge of this delicious food. Essays illuminate the essential elements of Moroccan flavour and emphasise the accessibility of once hard-to-find ingredients such as saffron, argan oil and Moroccan cumin seed.
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A seminal Indian cookbook that reflects the way we live, cook, entertain and eat today. Food writer Mallika Basu grew up enjoying exotic flavours from across India in an unconventional, bustling home in Kolkata - and then spent years recreating them in a London kitchen. Now she shares those recipes, techniques and shortcuts so you too can cook wholesome, real Indian food simply. Embrace weekday dinners with chilli-slathered baked fish, wok-friendly Goan chilli beef fry or silken kofta curry made with packs of ready-rolled meatballs. For leisurely weekends, tuck into a feast of Vindaloo pulled pork; give your Sunday roast a sumptuous twist with spicy marinades, or enjoy a whole roasted cauliflower encrusted with nut butter. And that's before you even think about swirling dosa and more for a full-on Indian brunch... Mallika's recipes respect the past and embrace the future in an easy and informal way that will broaden your understanding of Indian cooking, and inspire you to return to these simple recipes time and time again.
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"This Tiggerish man of spice has been a quietly fizzing fire-cracker for far too long, now. So, thank heavens he has finally exploded with this exciting and colourful book." Simon Hopkinson Change your perception of taste, flavour and seasoning with a new way of cooking with spices. Fresh, fragrant spices should be seen as everyday ingredients - they can be used to add flavour, clarity and a clean finish to a wealth of dishes, from roasts, grills and pies to soups, salads and sweet things. Fresh Spice brings you over 120 recipes using spices to transform classic dishes from around the world - from poached chicken with lemongrass and herbs and Roast herbed salmon with cardamom to Ginger and lime pudding. Let the spices add the zing, perfume and depth and deliver sultry, seductive, sense-tingling sensations like nothing else; dishes that are spectacular, yet subtle.
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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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Spices are celebrated the world over for the depth of flavour that they bring to dishes. The alchemy of roasting and blending the perfect spice mix is a careful balance of sweet, sour, bitter and spicy that can elevate a dish to something truly special. But beyond their remarkable taste, many spices may have huge benefits to health and nutrition that are only now beginning to be recognised in the Western world. This beautiful cook book includes a detailed study of the history, myths and traditional uses of spices. Spice Health Heroes examines the culinary, nutritional and medical applications of everyday (and more exotic) spices found in your pantry. Medical and nutritional claims are backed by contributions from an impressive team of international medical professionals and institutions. With more than 80 recipes, including contributions from some 20 internationally renowned chefs from around the world, such as Jose Andres, April Bloomfield, Peter Gordon, Judy Joo and Lidia Bastianich, Spice Health Heroes takes you on a journey through the spice cabinet and will inspire you to add a fragrant spice to every meal.
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Cyrus Todiwala is known for combining flavours, spices and ingredients in ways no other Indian chef has ever done before. He loves mixing Western dishes with Indian flavourings to create recipes that make innovative and delicious use of spices. Offering an entirely fresh look at spices, Cyrus takes just 10 of his favourites and bases 120 recipes around them. Using his special spice box and a selection of fresh ingredients, he conjures up an astonishing range of dishes that will spice up any mealtime, such as Prawn & Crab Masala Omelette, Venison Kebabs, Garlic & Red Chilli Chicken, Hot Smoked Salmon Tikka and Saffron & Cardamom Creme Brulee.
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Real Food by Mike reminds us of the age-old truth that we are what we eat. Inspired by the concept of a physic garden, acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney reminds us that everything we put in our bodies has a profound effect on our wellbeing and long-term health, but this doesn't mean it can't also be delicious, diverse and indulgent! Following on from his successful first book, Kitchen by Mike, Mike harnesses the best produce available to bring you fresh, wholesome and incredibly delicious recipes that you'll want to cook and eat over and over again. Divided into seasons and beautifully photographed and illustrated, Real Food by Mike reminds us of the sometimes lost art of joyful eating.
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Just as alchemists transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, with this book you can transform everyday herbs and spices into effective healing herbal remedies. Rosalee de la Foret, a clinical herbalist, examines the history and modern-day use of 29 herbs, offering clinical studies to support their healing properties. She also dives into the energetics of herbalism, teaching readers how to match the properties of each plant to their unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health. The recipes in this book take a variety of forms - from teas and pastilles to beauty products and delicious foods - to show how easy it is to incorporate the healing power of herbs into your everyday life. You could start your day with Spiced Cold Brew Coffee, pamper your skin with Green Tea and Rose Facial Cream, make a meal of Astragalus Bone Broth and Sage Chicken, then treat yourself to Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake and a Holy Basil-Ginger Julep. Beautiful photos taken by the author of the herbs and recipes complement each chapter. This book will appeal to those interested in natural health and herbalism, and the recipes offer an easy entry for beginners. Readers will never look at cinnamon, coffee, parsley, lavender or even chocolate the same way again, as they realize the kitchen can be their medicine cabinet!
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With this cookbook, anyone can cook authentic Indian at home, easily. It just takes 4 steps and Nisha's Spice Tree, the unique infographic at the heart of this book. The Spice Tree will show you what spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen - its foolproof, secret spice formulas. While Nisha's recipes for generous, aromatic, flavoursome homecooking bring these ancient formulas to life. Everything you need to know to cook authentic Indian is found within these mouth-watering pages and explained beautifully and simply. Try her: Butter Chicken, White Onion and Nigella Seed Red Dahl, Steamed Trout with Mustard, Chicken with Spinach and Fenugreek, Lamb Raan and Quail with Kale, Garam Masala and Ginger.
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Learn the secret to incredible homemade curries. From the founder of Mowgli, Nisha Katona, as seen on BBC's Top of the Shop, A Taste of Home, Sunday Brunch and Channel 4's My Kitchen Rules... Cook authentic curries at home with Nisha's 4 simple steps and infographic Spice Trees, along with her delicious, family recipes. The Spice Tree shows you which spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen while Nisha's recipes for generous, aromatic, flavoursome food bring the magical flavour formulas to life. 'Nisha's book is brilliant - stunning recipes' Tom Kerridge
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Featuring all-new recipes, Bal's Spice Kitchen works on two simple principles: spice is the key to delicious cooking and making flavourful crowd-pleasing meals doesn't have to take a lot of time. Inspired by the traditional Indian recipes of her childhood, Bal has become a leader in fresh and fast Indian food. Now in Bal's Spice Kitchen she honours that tradition of flavour by showing home chefs how to complement their favourite recipes with new spice combinations. With a guide to creating your own spice mixtures and a spice glossary, Bal's Spice Kitchen moves beyond delectable recipes and arms you with the knowledge to create your own spice kitchen.
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Mustard has a long and fascinating history weaving back through many different cultures. It was being cultivated even earlier than 4000BC. The peppery flavoured leaves of the plant can be eaten and are indeed one of the mainstays of southern American soul food cooking and its seeds can be pressed to make oil as well as used whole. This is the first authoritative book on the subject and covers all aspects of its history, cultivation and its many and varied uses, both culinary and medicinal. There is something here for everyone from the professional chef, who may want to learn how to make mustard from scratch, to the home cook. The bulk of the book is dedicated to over 150 recipes using mustard as an ingredient and includes recipes for sauces, soups, starters, fish, poultry, game, meat, vegetables, pickles, baking, savouries and puddings. There is also a section on making mustard at home. Among the tempting treats to try are Mostarda di Cremona, now a fashionable relish on many tables, glazes for baked hams, chicken wings with mustard and lime, mackerel in black treacle and mustard, lapin moutarde (one of the classics of the French kitchen), glazed salt beef with mustard sauce, mustard seed sausages, mustard greens in coconut milk, piccalilli (probably one of the most famous pickles), spiced gingerbread and mustard seed and allspice biscuits.
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Chile peppers are hot - in every sense of the word. They add culinary fire to thousands of dishes from a variety of cuisines and inspire near-fanatical devotion in those who have succumbed to their incendiary charms. In this comprehensive book, world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chile peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties include information on how to grow chiles; how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases; and, post-harvest processing and preservation. The book culminates in 85 mouth-watering recipes that make brilliant use of both the characteristic heat of chile peppers and of their more subtle flavor qualities. Want to know what the hottest chile pepper in the world is? You'll find it in the fascinating story of 'Bhut Jolokia', acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the fieriest chile on earth. Confused about the identity of those chile peppers you bought? The authors' clear photographs and precise descriptions will clear up the mystery. "The Complete Chile Pepper Book" is the only guide to chiles you'll ever need. It's a scorcher.
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