September 7, 2019 2:11 PM - by Dr. Stuart Farrimond - Subscribe

Explore the world's best spices, be inspired to make your own new spice blends, and take your cooking to new heights. Break new ground with this spice book like no other, from food scientist and bestselling author Dr. Stuart Farrimond. Taking the periodic table of spices as a starting point, explore the science behind the art of making incredible spice blends and how the flavor compounds within spices work together to create exciting layers of flavor and new sensations.

I hesitate to share this book with you lest I have to return my copy to the public library. My food has so much more flavor these days.
posted by aniola (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Did it teach you to use stuff you already had, or introduce you to wholly new things?
posted by wenestvedt at 11:52 AM on November 9, 2020

See: example page 74 for the section of the book I used the most. It tells you what's in like a hundred different spices. It has a section that tells you where in the world they're from. It has a chart in the back that tells you which spices have which flavor compounds.

Examples of stuff it taught me how to use: I remember it told me what colors turmeric turned under certain circumstances. And how to use saffron.

Example spice I didn't know about: nigella. Many spices were familiar, but there were at least a few I was unable to get at my local food co-ops.
posted by aniola at 1:48 PM on March 4, 2021

Oh yeah, it was especially useful to me for making spice mixes.
posted by aniola at 1:49 PM on March 4, 2021

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