encyclopedia of spices
The Spice Trade, A Taste of Adventure from The Economist is a fascinating accounting of how the history of the spice trade is the history of commerce and modern civilization.
Spices, or the Dawn of the Modern Age from Tastes of Paradise, a social history of spices, stimulants and intoxicants.
Spice Advice – how to make the most of spices, which spices to use with particular foods, when to add them, grinding, storage and more.
Herbs and Spices Fight Disease — Most of us look at spices as a way to perk up the plate but are you aware of their potential to fight disease? Look here for some recent findings.
All about Vanilla – and then some… history, curing, varieties, vanilla extract, essence, powder – even vanilla salt. How to cook with vanilla. including top 10 vanilla recipes!
Getting the most out of saffron explains how to shop for saffron and optimize a pinch for flavour and colour.
Harvesting and Drying Herbs is a comprehensive guide to harvesting herbs, drying, freezing, making herb butters, oils and vinegars, pot pourris, etc. Briefly deals with many herbs individually.