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.