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The Grammar of Spice

The Grammar of Spice

"This book takes you on small journeys, each one a different flavor. Some you may know, others may be your first time hearing about. Besides being a fascinating reference book focused on spice, it's also one of the most beautiful books I've seen. Pick it up and open to a random page. I guarantee that the mosaic patterns will fascinate your eyes just as much as the writing will fascinate your taste buds."

Audrey S.

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Author Caz Hildebrand
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication Date 2017-10-10
Section Cooking / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780500519677

The ultimate stylish kitchen resource, exploring the history of sixty spices and their uses?a must have for cooks and food lovers alike Even the most enthusiastic cooks and food lovers have jars of dusty powders inhabiting kitchen cabinets long past their expiration dates. We often don’t know much about them, where they come from, or how to use them. And yet, spices can elevate the everyday act of making and consuming food to a higher plane of experience. Spices have played an intrinsic part in the human story, running through history, geography, anthropology, politics, religion, culture, art, and design. From alligator pepper seeds, which in the Yoruba culture are given to newborn babies to taste a few minutes after birth, to charoli seeds, which are used in traditional Indian desserts eaten during the festival of Holi, and caraway seeds, which were added to medieval love potions, each spice has its own significance in the lives of the people who use it. The Grammar of Spice is a practical resource for cooks that also changes the way we understand the role spices play in defining not only our food but also our place in the world. Featuring custom illustrations for each of the more than sixty spices featured here?inspired by the work of Owen Jones, one of the great designers and travelers of his time?this beautiful, informative book celebrates the world of flavors that spices open up to us. 100 color illustrations

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