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    The Complete Spice Book

    Stuckey, Maggie
    Thomas, Elizabeth Mason (Illustrator)

    St. Martin's Press
    ISBN: 0312960565
    Format:Mass Market Paperback

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    The cuisine of the American melting pot would be a dull stew were it not for those spices that add flavor, aroma, and tingle to the nation's contemporary diet. Stuckey's encyclopedia of the common spices found in today's cookery helps sort out the plethora of these taste enhancers by describing their origins, history, and culinary uses. Her brief history of spices illustrates how empires have risen and fallen to control their lucrative worldwide trade. The recipes she provides give some examples of each spice's unique use in both sweet and savory dishes. Some of her spicy confections are downright startling, such as an apple pie with fennel seed. Not content with the spices' culinary uses alone, Stuckey explains how to use them in Martha Stewart^-like craft projects. A useful purchase for any library for its reference and circulating benefits. Mark Knoblauch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Provides more than two hundred spice-enhanced food recipes, as well as recipes for potpourris, beauty aids, and health remedies, and includes an A-to-Z spice encyclopedia that features spice lore and interesting facts.

    Book Description
    Aromatic, bursting with flavor, and rich with history, spices are one of nature's most vibrant gifts. This useful and lively book is the ultimate spice lover's companion, delivering little-known facts and amazingly versatile uses for thirty of our best-loved spices, from anise to vanilla.

    Spanning centuries, continents, and every room of the house, The Complete Spice Book includes: More than two hundred recipes for flavorful and aromatic dishes that celebrate each spice; Medicinal uses; Beauty tips; Craft and household projects; Ancient lore, including the origins, folk legends, and colorful symbolism contained in every dash of cardamom, ginger, mustard seed, and the other twenty-seven spices covered. As authoritative and practical as it is entertaining, surprising, and a delightful read, this compendium is truly a user's guide to every kitchen's spice rack. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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