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Seasoning Savvy: How to Cook with Herbs, Spices and Other Flavorings

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A unique work dealing in-depth with flavor and flavorings! With the increasing popularity of regional and ethnic cuisines, cooks frequently encounter recipes calling for unfamiliar seasonings. Seasoning Savvy: How to Cook with Herbs, Spices, and Other Flavorings serves as a guide to identifying, locating, selecting, storing and using these exotic ingredients. Well-establis ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published July 19th 1999 by CRC Press
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Dixie Diamond
Apr 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks, my_books
I found this overwritten and annoyingly cutesy--how many times can you describe the taste of something as "delicate" before it loses meaning? I felt as though I was reading the same entry over and over again.

The information is interesting but sometimes the descriptions seem repetitive; two herbs that I know have quite different flavors may be described using similar words. The advice is also rather vague. I suppose this is okay since it's intended to be guidelines and not actually a cookbook, bu
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Suzanne Costner
May 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: chefs/cooks/bakers/foodies
This book has the research and information of an encyclopedia, the detail of a quirky travelogue, and a lovely companion in the voice of the author. Speaking of rosewater Alice Arndt writes, "The classic Persian combination of rose water and saffron is so luscious that it's almost embarrassing."

The scope of this work is to synthesize information on herbs, spices and flavorings from around the world and throughout history. It reads like a novel; I find myself returning to it again and again to p
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