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Savoring Spices and Herbs: Recipe Secrets of Flavor, Aroma, and Color

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Sahni's surprisingly simple yet extraordinarily delicious recipes will transform readers into kitchen alchemists. Employing eye-opening explanations of the chemical properties and sensory qualities of more than 100 herbs and spices, Sahni teaches readers how to unleash and enhance food flavor. 200+ recips. of color illustrations.
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by William Morrow & Company (first published June 1996)
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E.M. Lynley
Aug 26, 2010 E.M. Lynley rated it it was amazing
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This is one of my favorite cookbooks, and a go-to book for dinner parties and potlucks. I have over 100 cookbooks, so if I choose to make a dish again, it's a strong endorsement.

Full of wonderful, flavorful and easy dishes that I have made many times and always get compliments from dinner party guests.

If you like trying new combinations and a variety of spices, you'll enjoy this one. Some of my favorites are:

Escabeche of Chicken in Allspice sauce
Mint Pilaf
Orange-Cinnamon Pilaf
Chicken Braised in
Jan 21, 2016 Yaaresse rated it really liked it
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I'm not sure it's possible to go wrong with a Julie Sahni cookbook, and this one in no exception. Not only is there much information on buying, storing, using over 100 herbs and spices, but also information on historic uses (folklore, medicinal) and flavor profiles for making blends. As always, Sahni's recipes are simple without being simplistic and yield solid, yummy results. Thyme roasted chicken was easy and delicious, as were the orange-cinnamon pilaf and fish with tomato-ginger sauce.

If th
Feb 20, 2008 Happyreader rated it it was amazing
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I don't know why this cookbook isn't more popular, especially consider how popular her Indian cookbooks are. This cookbook is more accessible to most cooks. Great spice information and the recipes are simple and tasty. Contains my favorite brussels sprouts and cauliflower recipes.
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