Seasoning Savvy

Author: Alice Arndt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351991551
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A unique work dealing in-depth with flavor and flavorings! With the increasing popularity of regional and ethnic cuisines, cooks frequently encounter recipes calling for unfamiliar seasonings. Seasoning Savvy: How to Cook with Herbs, Spices, and Other Flavorings serves as a guide to identifying, locating, selecting, storing and using these exotic ingredients. Well-established flavorings are not neglected as Seasoning Savvy also brings new insights into cooking with these old favorites. No other book supplies so much information about so many herbs and spices as Seasoning Savvy. This book discusses over 100 herbs, spices, flavorings, and blends in detail, describing their origins and how to select, store, and use them--and what the reader might substitute if a seasoning is unavailable. You will also discover the flavor role of foods such as almonds, citrus fruits, and coconuts. Not a cookbook, Seasoning Savvy is a powerful compliment for every recipe and will help you get the most out of the seasonings you use to flavor your food. Within Seasoning Savvy you will explore: how to select and use the right seasonings for a recipe and how to tell if a spice is fresh drying, freezing, toasting, chopping, measuring, and storing herbs and spices culinary practices in the use of flavorings from chocolate and vanilla to amchur and mastic flavor combinations, including both well-known and exotic blends, flavored oils and vinegars, compound butters and seasoned salts how to reduce the intensity of some seasonings such as garlic and chili peppers an examination of the nature of taste of flavor along with a history of spice usage in the US brewing teas and tisanes savvy culinary tips, such as polishing a copper a bowl with lemon juice and salt, or storing a lump of asafetida in the spice cupboard to discourage insects Seasoning Savvy's tips and techniques will help you bring out the flavor in your food and teach you how to use seasonings to achieve the tastes you like. With this vital book, you will transform your cooking from satisfactory to sensational!

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs

Author: Padma Lakshmi
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062375247
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Cooking

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.

Essential Spices and Herbs

Author: Christina Nichol
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 1623156289
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre:

50 Herbs and Spices That Will Transform the Way You Cook The key to becoming a skilled home cook isn't about tracking down the perfect recipes or mastering the techniques of professional chefs. It lies in understanding the vast world of flavor, one that can be difficult to navigate. Essential Spices and Herbs introduces you to the 50 must-know herbs and spices that will take your cooking to the next level. Detailed profiles of these game-changing flavors for the modern kitchen include pairing suggestions, complimentary foods, and noted health benefits, plus recipes to put them to use. Acquaint yourself with the aromas and flavors of these fundamental herbs and spices, with: * An overview of the healing powers of key herbs and spices* Over 100 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes * 10 essential spice mixes to quickly add flavor to any dish* A guide to spice and herb combinations by cuisine to celebrate global flavors * Informative tips for buying and storing spices and herbsPart reference, part cookbook, Essential Spices and Herbs will guide you along your journey through the magical world of flavor.Recipes include: Cold Bulgarian Cucumber Soup, Roasted Garlic and Brie, Rosemary Grits, Brown Butter-Sage Sauce with Tagliatelle and Pumpkin, Thyme-Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

The Book of Spice From Anise to Zedoary

Author: John O'Connell
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781681771922
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Cooking

At once familiar and exotic, spices are rare things, comforting us in favorite dishes while evoking far-flung countries, Arabian souks, colonial conquests and vast fortunes. John O'Connell introduces us to spices and their unique properties, both medical and magical, alongside the fascinating histories behind both kitchen staples and esoteric luxuries. A tasty compendium of spices and a fascinating history and wide array of uses of the world’s favorite flavors—The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary reveals the amazing history of spices both familiar and esoteric. John O’Connell’s erudite chapters combine history with insights into art, religion, medicine, science, and is richly seasoned with anecdotes and recipes. Discover why Cleopatra bathed in saffron and mare’s milk, why wormwood-laced absinthe caused eighteenth century drinkers to hallucinate and how cloves harvested in remote Indonesian islands found their way into a kitchen in ancient Syria. Almost every kitchen contains a bottle of cloves or a stick of cinnamon, almost every dish a pinch of something, whether chili or cumin. The Book of Spice is culinary history at its most appetizing.

Waiting for the Electricity

Author: Christina Nichol
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 9780715650295
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Fiction

In the Republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by something much more confusing, that's for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren't compensated. And when they are compensated, it's because the jobs are not strictly scrupulous. When Slims discovers an application for an American small business internship programme sponsored by Hillary Clinton, he knows that he has found his calling. Slims' dreams of bringing opportunity and the American dream to his homeland, even as his friends and relatives embrace decadence and a staggering array of unsavoury business practices. But when he finally gets to America he sees what reform and progress look like up close. And suddenly, his loud, bickering family and his anguished, joyful country no longer seem so grim.

Field Guide to Herbs Spices

Author: Aliza Green
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594740828
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Cooking

It's the little things like herbs and spices that make a meal taste so good-a sprig of rosemary simmering with the soup, chopped dill to infuse the yogurt. For the reader who doesn't know thyme from sage, Field Guide to Herbs & Spices comes to the rescue. This new title in the wildly successful Field Guide series comes in a handy, portable size with photos of over 200 seasonings cross-referenced to the detailed text. Knowing a spice's history, season, properties and pairings, readers will soon be flavouring dishes like a pro.

Herbs Spices

Author: Jill Norman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465443304
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Cooking

New edition, redesigned and updated This top-selling essential companion for every creative cook includes over 200 flavors from around the world, plus more than 180 recipes, rubs, sauces, and marinades. Cooking has never been more exotic, with global herbs, spices, and seasoning now widely available. But how do you identify and choose the best herbs, spices, and other flavorings? And how do you prepare and cook with them to ensure you are making the most of them? This practical illustrated reference book gives you all the guidance you need to become a spice (and herb) supremo and produce tantalizing food from around the world.

Herb Spice Companion

Author: Lindsay Herman
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
ISBN: 9781627889339
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Cooking

You can spice up your cooking when you learn how to grow, dry, store and use over 100 herbs and spices! Herb and Spice Companion is your ultimate guide for using fresh and dried herbs and spices in the kitchen. Inside this handy book, get descriptions of more than 100 herbs and spices from around the world. Discover useful tips on storing and using spices to create innovative combinations of flavors. This is the essential guidebook to using herbs and spices to add flavor and depth in your cooking. From basil to beebalm, from lavender to lemon verbena, learn all of the interesting aspects of your herbs, including their rich history, how to grow, harvest, and dry them, and even their unique medicinal uses. This is a must-have for anyone's cookbook library.

Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Author: Andi Clevely
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 1844773418
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Cooking

How to identify and use herbs and spices, with 200 recipes for spice mixtures and classic dishes, as well as scented projects and gifts to make, all shown in 850 photographs.

The Spice Companion

Author: Lior Lev Sercarz
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9781101905470
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Cooking

A stunning and definitive spice guide by the country’s most sought-after expert, with hundreds of fresh ideas and tips for using pantry spices, 102 never-before-published recipes for spice blends, gorgeous photography, and breathtaking botanical illustrations. Since founding his spice shop in 2006, Lior Lev Sercarz has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use (such as adding cardamom to flavor chicken broth), and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen. Sumptuous photography and botanical illustrations of each spice make this must-have resource—which also features debossing on the front cover, an orange-stained book edge, and a silver ribbon marker—as beautiful as it is informative.