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The Herbal Pantry

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published September 29th 1992 by Clarkson Potter
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Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead collaborated on other books produced before this one. She writes the text and he produces truly gorgeous photographs to illustrate (and, frankly, decorate) the text. The author displays exuberance for her topic; she is the real deal when it comes to someone who uses herbs extensively in cooking. The book covers a lot of material in a few (144) pages: how to infuse vinegars and oils, make herb butters, compound herb blends, make herb jams, jellies, honeys and syrups, ...more
strawberry balm syrup is fabulous especially after you went strawberry picking and brought home so many strawberries you had to make more then just jam! And it turned out better then the jam ;)
This book goes way beyond basil for tomato sauce or cumin for Mexican. Teas, vinegars, and flavored honeys are some of the interesting ideas for gifts; beautifully photographed.
I need to remember this when Christmas rolls around. I would like almost every single one of these in my pantry.
Loved the food porn amd simple, delicious recipes for preserving food.
I enjoyed the pretty packaging for these homemade herbal gifts.
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