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The Herbal Pantry
Mead, Chris (Contributor)
Published: October 1992
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The authors of Gifts from the Herb Garden celebrate the culinary pleasures of herbs with dozens of recipes for flavored oils and vinegars, seasoning blends, preserves, and other herbal condiments and flavorings. 50,000 first printing.
From the Back Cover
Herbal Flavor enhancers are a boon to busy cooks, transforming simply prepared foods into sophisticated fare full of the essence of herbs. Stock your pantry shelves with herbal preserves, condiments, and seasonings for the
fresh taste of herbs anytime!
Health-conscious cooks and gardeners alike have long enjoyed the flavor benefits that fresh and dried herbs impart to almost any recipe. Now Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead, award-winning authors of
three influential books on herb cookery, crafts, and cultivation, show how stocking the pantry with flavorful herbal sauces, seasonings, and condiments can give even the simplest foods a zesty dash of flavor -- effortlessly!
From flavored oils and
vinegars to convenient herbal seasoning blends and salt substitutes and a delectable array of herbed condiments, honeys, mustards, and liqueurs, the more than 150 recipes in The Herbal Pantry are long-lasting, easy ways to preserve the pleasures of the
herb garden. A pantry full of delicious herbal food enhancers is a fast, convenient way to enliven weekday meals, make quick and delicious party fare, and elevate any meal from breakfast to late-night snacks to a special occasion. And packaged in pretty
bottles or antique jars, a selection of herbal treats makes a thoughtful and personal gift that will be appreciated throughout the year.
Tolley and Mead also suggest dozens of inviting ways to use herbal pantry items, like savory focaccia with
thyme-and-garlic marinated olives, a refreshing herbal tea granita, and a succulent baked ham with a glaze of basil mustard. Whether your culinary tastes run to exotic chutneys or homey pickles and jams, The Herbal Pantry will provide exciting new ways
to savor the pleasures of herbs all year long.
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