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The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs - by Padma Lakshmi (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • Author(s): Padma Lakshmi
  • 352 Pages
  • Cooking + Food + Wine, Specific Ingredients

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Book Synopsis



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.

"A beautiful book by Padma Lakshmi featuring an extensive catalogue and helpful recommendations on how best to use these ingredients to create full-flavored dishes. A great resource for any chef or home cook." -- Eric Ripert

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.



From the Back Cover



From the Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of Top Chef, an A-to-Z compendium of spices, herbs, salts, peppers, and blends--everything you need to know about the flavors of the world

The author of award-winning cookbooks and a New York Times bestselling memoir, Padma Lakshmi brings together the world's spices and herbs in this vibrant, comprehensive alphabetical guide inspired by her life traveling across the globe. Illustrated with rich color photographs, this definitive culinary reference book includes complete descriptions, histories, and cooking suggestions for ingredients from basic herbs to the most exotic seeds and chiles. 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, 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.



Review Quotes




"From advieh to zedoary, Lakshmi stirs your sense of wanderlust...Along the way, she acts as both a tour guide and a fellow traveler on a journey through an abundant world of herbs and spices. It's a trip as educational as it is exciting." -- Thomas Keller

"'This book takes you on an entirely new journey, which begins at advieh and ends at zedoary. Ranging far beyond the usual repertoire of familiar names, this is the perfect book for the curious cook." -- Ruth Reichl

"A beautiful book by Padma Lakshmi featuring an extensive catalogue and helpful recommendations on how best to use these ingredients to create full-flavored dishes. A great resource for any chef or home cook." -- Eric Ripert


Dimensions (Overall): 8.01 Inches (H) x 6.7 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Specific Ingredients
Publisher: Ecco Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Padma Lakshmi
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51410303
UPC: 9780062375230
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-4434
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.5 inches length x 6.7 inches width x 8.01 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.85 pounds
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