Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs (LITTLE, BROWN A)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen. Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship

  • Author: Karen Page
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; 1st edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0316118408
  • Dimensions: 8.05 x 1.55 x 10.45 inches


2. Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Every griller's secret weapon!   Transform meats and seafood, vegetables and desserts into world-class barbecue with the flavor foundations, wet and dry, that give grilled food its character, personality, depth, and soul. Chile-fired rubs, citrusy marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops. slaters, sambals, and chutneys—this cornucopia of more than 200 recipes draws on irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, plus those big flavor building blocks from America's barbecue belt. Barbecue Hall of Famer Steven Raichlen shows how to add the expert touch to every dish in your repertoire, from transforming a simple steak to electrifying an exotic kebab. Includes a step-by-step guide to building a signature barbecue sauce and recipes for more than 30 outrageous main dishes.

  • Author: Steven Raichlen
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Second Edition, Revised (May 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1523500819
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches


3. Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen? Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . . Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner. With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. Grow your knowledge of healing herbs and spices and start using nature’s pharmacy to feed, heal, and nurture your whole family!

  • Author: Rosalee De La Foret
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 4, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1401950064
  • Dimensions: 8.63 x 0.81 x 9.19 inches


4. The Science of Spice: Understand Flavor Connections and Revolutionize Your Cooking

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Transform your dishes from bland and boring to spicy and flavorful with this definitive guide to spices. Spice up your home cooking! Taking the periodic table of spices as a starting point, this adventurous recipe book explores the science behind making incredible spice blends to help you release the flavor in your dishes. Discover a spice book like no other from TV personality, food scientist and bestselling author Dr. Stuart Farrimond. Inside, you'll discover: - Spice profiles organized by their dominant flavor compound. - Recipe ideas using innovative spice blends. - Information on how to buy, use, and store a range of spices. Spice up your recipes Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe - it's knowing how to use the right combination of spices and herbs to get the greatest possible flavor from your dishes. From learning how the flavor compounds within spices work together to exploring the world's top spices, this is the perfect cookbook for curious cooks and adventurous foodies. If you've ever wondered why some spices taste stronger than others or how to make your own personal garam masala, The Science of Spice has all the answers. It will show you how to use spices to become a more creative and intuitive cook, and how spices can endlessly elevate your eating experience. You'll turn to this beautiful and unique spice cookbook time and time again -to explore and to innovate. More cookery science to uncover Don't stop with The Science of Spice - there are more books to discover! This series from DK is designed to help you perfect your cooking with practical instruction and understand what's going on behind the scenes as you cook. Find the answers to your everyday cooking questions and get more out of your recipes with The Science of Cooking .

  • Author: Stuart Farrimond
  • Publisher: DK (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


5. Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed [A Cookbook]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit , this cannabis cookbook features 65 "high"-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails. Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series , Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food--with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including "Bong Appétit" stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.

  • Author: Editors of MUNCHIES
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0399580109
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.91 x 10.3 inches


6. The Art of Herbal Healing: Herbalism for Beginners

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

If you want to reconnect with nature and discover the healing power of herbs then keep reading… The truth is... our bodies give us signs to heal imbalances. But if we ignore these signs and ONLY rely on conventional drugs to cover up the symptoms instead of searching for and managing the root cause, it can be a recipe for disaster. You will learn: How to Make Your Natural First-Aid Kit The ONE Herb You Need to Calm Your Nerves and Anxiety and How to Make It Into a Tincture or Essential Oil and More… A Simple Strategy to Make Your Dream Home Apothecary Into a Reality The Importance of Understanding the Anatomy of Herbs 14 Effective Ways to Harness the Essence of Herbs 71 Ailments and Their Herbal Remedies at Your Fingertips The Benefits of Herbalism and What’s Important for Your Body 40 Herbs Found In America and Europe, How to Grow, Harvest and Use Them If you want to get rid of the ailment, you need to find and treat the root cause. That is possible with medicinal herbs, and this book will show you the way! With The Art of Herbal Healing: Herbalism for Beginners , an expert herbalist, Ava Green, will take you on a unique herbal journey where you will learn how to find science-backed natural remedies for your ailments. Even if you’ve never made or tried a home remedy, this guide is so easy to follow that you can start making your own herbal medicine in just 10 days. If you never want to rely on pharmaceuticals again, get it now! Scroll up to the top of the page and select the buy now button

  • Author: Ava Green
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 979-8719578163
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches


7. Grow Your Own Herbs: The 40 Best Culinary Varieties for Home Gardens

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Nothing tastes better than herbs harvested fresh from the garden! Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You’ll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs—including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more—feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips. Additional information includes instructions for preserving and storing, along with techniques for making delicious pastes, syrups, vinegar, and butters. If you are new to gardening, have a limited space, or are looking to add fresh herbs to their daily meals, Grow Your Own Herbs  is a must-have.

  • Author: Susan Belsinger
  • Publisher: Timber Press (July 9, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


8. Herb Magic: An Introduction to Magical Herbalism and Spells

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Master the art of herb magic with this illustrated beginner’s guide to healing herbs and spells The magical powers of herbs have been used for centuries to bring happiness, health, and wealth. Herb Magic is an introductory guide to protection, healing, and manifesting with herbs. Perfect for budding herbalists, Herb Magic includes 40 herb profiles broken down by name, gender (every plant has one), magical purpose, planetary or elemental ruler, and magical uses. This handy reference guide also includes essential herbalism principles like the best time to practice; which herbs are endangered, toxic, or dangerous; and how to build an altar―a sacred, negativity-free space to perform your spells. You’ll also find a basic list of the tools you’ll need for herbal spellwork. Once you get to know some of the most commonly used magical herbs, you’ll learn how to use them in 75 easy-to-follow spells and rituals. Discover how to tap into herb alchemy to invite protection, love, healing, abundance, and more. Each chapter also includes simple actions you can take anytime to bring more herb magic into your daily life. Call forth cash with cinnamon. Put a halt to negativity with hyssop. Bounce back from a bad romance with nettle. It’s all possible. Order Herb Magic now to transform your life using the spiritual power of plants.

  • Author: Patti Wigington
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1646114047
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches


9. Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen (Weed-Infused Treats, Cannabis Cookbook, Sweet and Savory Cannabis Recipes)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

Bring a new herb into your kitchen with this tasty unique collection of recipes for bite-sized, low-dose sweet and savory cannabis edibles. This cookbook ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with delicious and unique baked confections as well as innovative savory treats. Designed for bakers and cooks of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like spiced superfood truffles and roasted beet hummus, alongside more advanced recipes like artisanal marshmallows and Gruyére & green garlic gougéres—all brought to life with vibrant photography. Complete with instructions for creating master ingredients such as canna butters, oils, honey, and maple syrup, as well as information on dosage and portions and the science of cannabis, this cookbook slash baking book gives cannabis newbies and connoisseurs alike the info they need to create an easy, safe, and delicious edibles experience. • A DIY recipe book for beginner and advanced cannabis bakers • Contains detailed information on correct dosage and portions • Provides tips, tricks and tools of the trade Author Stephanie Hua is the founder and chief confectioner of the popular gourmet edibles line, Mellows , and co-author Coreen Carroll is a winner on the Netflix television series Cooked with Cannabis , executive chef, and cofounder a dining pop-up, Cannaisseur Series , which hosts curated cannabis and culinary experiences, events, and workshops. Those who like The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles, Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed , and Marijuana Edibles: 40 Easy and Delicious Cannabis-Infused Desserts and other cannabis cookbooks will want to add Edibles to their collection. • Delightful addition to any foodie's book shelf • Thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, baking, and eating edibles • Cannabis-curious cookbook collectors will appreciate these unique recipes

  • Author: Stephanie Hua
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1452170442
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.55 inches


10. The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting: Crafting Live-Cultured Foods and Drinks with 100 Recipes from Kimchi to Kombucha [A Cookbook]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Herb, Spice & Condiment Cooking - August 2021

An authoritative and easy-to-use guide to fermentation with 100 recipes for fermented foods and drinks . IACP AWARD WINNER Fermented and live-culture foods are beloved for their bold and layered flavors as well as their benefits for gut health and boosting immunity, but until now, there hasn't been a book that is both authoritative and easy to use.  The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting  provides you with the history, health information, and safest methods for preserving, along with 100 recipes for krauts, pickles, kimchi, fermented vegetables, hot sauces, preserved fruits and jams, kombucha, and even mead. With trusted authors Kathryn Lukas, founder of mega brand Farmhouse Culture, and master fermenter and best-selling author Shane Peterson and their thoroughly tested recipes, this is the fermentation book that every home fermenter needs--whether you are about to make your first batch of pickles or have been preserving foods for decades.

  • Author: Kathryn Lukas
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0399582653
  • Dimensions: 7.84 x 1.2 x 9.77 inches