With ever more new and unusual varieties of spices available, this guide combines culinary, botanical and historical information with anecdotes, recipes and photography to provide a complete culinary and historical guide to spices from around the world.
Part two of the book is an illustrated encyclopaedia of over 60 spices in all their various forms, including roots, bark, berries, seeds, flowers, leaves, fruits, vegetables, nuts and resins. This extensive directory explores the appearance, aroma, taste, commercial value, distribution, cultivation, preparation and domestic and medicinal usage of each individual spice. It includes common favourites such as chilli, ginger, nutmeg and pepper as well as the more mysterious and exotic varieties such as annatto, epazote, mastic and zedoary.
Michael Bateman is Food Writer of the Independent on Sunday and has written numerous cookery books, including Cooking People, interviews with leading figures in the food world and Good Enough to Eat, which was shortlisted for the Andre Simon award. As editor of 'Lifespan' in the Sunday Times Magazine, he launched the Campaign for Real Bread and co-wrote the bestselling Sunday Times Book of Real Bread. He has travelled widely, sampling the cuisines of five continents, and writing The World's Best Food, Round the World in Recipes and Street Cafe Brazil. He has been nominated five times for the prestigious Glenfiddich Awards and won in 2000.
The World of Spice by Michael Bateman
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