Spices and Herbs Around the World Author:Elizabeth S Hayes In the words of the author: "This is not a technical book. It is a book of stories built on a foundation of history and an endless number of books. The compiled material took book form so that the history, romance adventure, legend, and lore of fragrance, flavor and beauty- our heritage of spices and herbs - might be shared with many, many other... more »s."
Each spice or herb is introduced by a thorough background of country of origin, methods of cultivation, and of course, its place in the kitchen, first generally, then more specifically in terms of delicious, simple recipes.
Suggestions on how to set up a kitchen herb garden are made, with excellent growing charts and planting plans for the herb gardener. Line drawings by J. M. Yeatts define each plant. Ways of preserving and preparing the spices and herbs are explained.« less