Occasionally, something comes along that is just so impressive, it’s astounding. My son, the chef, uses this book all the time. We discuss the contents of the book and sometimes he would send me copies of pages on a particular spice.
No more! Now I have my own copy (and a few others for those that are quick).
Spice Notes and Recipes is the significant work from one of Australia’s spice experts, Ian (Herbie) Hemphill. This edition of 500 pages includes recipes and detailed information on how various spices are blended to create the ethnic flavours that are spread around Australia. There is a recipe index as well as the spice index. There is information about growing and drying your own spices and herbs plus the buying and storage of spices. Spice Notes and Recipes is not only the definitive guide to culinary herbs and spices, but also a tantalising tour of the cultures that have been formed by the influences of the ancient spice trade. It is a classic for every Australian kitchen.
Ordinarily, this book sells for around $60 or even more. Available at the Cygnet Market or The Garden Shed and Pantry for a price so very low I’m sure the copies I have will be gone in a flash!
Check out the newly renovated pantry and the special Spice offer.