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Gary Paul Nabhan takes the reader on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on his own family's history as spice traders, as well as travel narratives, historical accounts, and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, Nabhan describes the critical roles that Semitic peoples and desert floras had in setting the stage for globalized spice trade. Traveling along four prominent trade routes-the Silk Road, the Frankincense Trail, the Spice Route, and the Camino Real (for chiles and chocolate)-Nabhan follows the caravans of itinerant spice merchants from the frankincense-gathering grounds and ancient harbors of the Arabian Peninsula to the port of Zayton on the China Sea to Santa Fe in the southwest United States. His stories, recipes, and linguistic analyses of cultural diffusion routes reveal the extent to which aromatics such as cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and peppers became adopted worldwide as signature ingredients of diverse cuisines. Cumin, Camels, and Caravans demonstrates that two particular desert cultures often depicted in constant conflict-Arabs and Jews-have spent much of their history collaborating in the spice trade and suggests how a more virtuous multicultural globalized society may be achieved in the future.
Intoxicating and evocative, vanilla is so much more than a spice rack staple. It is a flavor that has defined the entire world--and its roots reach deep into the past. With its earliest origins dating back seventy million years, the history of vanilla begins in ancient Mesoamerica and continues to define and enhance today's traditions and customs. It has been used by nearly every culture as a spice, a perfume, and even a potent aphrodisiac, while renowned figures from Louis XIV to Casanova and Thomas Jefferson have been captivated by its aroma and taste. Featuring recipes, facts, and fables, Vanilla unravels the delightfully rich history, mystery, and essence of a flavor that reconnects us to our own heritage.
Jikoni means 'kitchen' in Kiswahili, a word that perfectly captures Ravinder Bhogal's approach to food. Ravinder was born in Kenya to Indian parents; when she moved to London as a child, the cooking of her new home collided with a heritage that crossed continents. What materialised was a playful approach to the world's larder, and Ravinder's recipes do indeed have a rebellious soul. They are lawless concoctions that draw their influences from one tradition and then another - Cauliflower Popcorn with Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce; Spicy Aubergine Salad with Peanuts, Herbs and Jaggery Fox Nuts; Skate with Lime Pickle Brown Butter; Tempura Samphire and Nori; Lamb and Aubergine Fatteh; or utterly irresistible Banana Cake accompanied by Miso Butterscotch and Ovaltine Kulfi. These proudly inauthentic recipes are what you might loosely call 'immigrant cuisine', with evocative stories from a past that illustrates the powerful relationship between food, people, place and identity. The tastes and smells of this brazen new world are sophisticated, welcoming, fresh, exciting and bold.
Having written the enormously popular Stalking the Wild Asparagus and Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop, Euell Gibbons turned his attention to the wealth of herbs that grow wild throughout North America. Combining the skills he learned as a boy with Indian lore and his years of patient experimentation, he wrote this book that others might enjoy the benefits of our little-known natural heritage. Euell Gibbons shows the reader how to enjoy the culinary and medicinal virtues of herbs and wild plants. Drawn from the author's wide knowledge of plants as well as from the lore of Native Americans and early settlers, the information is supplemented by nutritionists at Pennsylvania State University who worked with Gibbons on analysis of the entries.
This cookbook ain't f*cking around - these recipes are seriously spicy and not for the faint of heart (or, for that matter, stomach). So before opening Billy Law's ode to chilli, you better ask yourself the following questions... Do you worship at the altar of spice? Is the Naga Viper your spirit animal? Do you carry an emergency bottle of chilli sauce because no one ever, ever gets it hot enough for you? If yes, then this book is going to be right up your alley. With 70 accessible recipes for food that is so hot it will literally bring tears to your eyes, and extreme happiness to your heart, F*ck That's Hot! celebrates the world's spiciest dishes. You can expect to find the recipes for Nashville hot chicken, Ghost pepper kimchi, sriracha buttered shrimp, Sichuan dan-dan noodles, Chicken vindaloo, Thai beef salad with bird's eye dressing, Sichuan cumin lamb and Habanero chilaquiles. No doubt you're sweating already... So chilli-fiends, one question remains: what the f*ck are you waiting for? Reward (or punish?) your tastebuds with some punishing heat, as found in this deadly cookbook.
For centuries people have relied on herbs and flowers for health and well-being. From country garden staples to re-emerging historical favourites, The Heritage Herbal uses ancient herbal wisdom to show how herbs and plants can benefit your daily lifestyle. What are the easiest and most beneficial ways to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your life? Which herbs grow well in small spaces or make aromatic table decorations? What are the best herbs and plants for hanging and drying? Each entry includes recipes to heal, nourish and style, including teas, wines, jams, bath oils, soups, lollipops, smoothies - and a love potion! From pot to plate, The Heritage Herbal explains all you need to know about cultivating, cooking and crafting with herbs and edible flowers.
Bring the flavor of maple syrup beyond breakfast!Maple syrup is one of nature's sweetest treats. It reminds us of sitting at the table, savoring bite after bite of Mom's fresh flapjacks. Maple Syrup features 40 tried-and-true recipes to please friends, neighbors, and the entire family. Create new memories that extend into every meal with this delicious favorite ingredient. Inside You'll Find 40 recipes-tested and tasted by the author, a professional food stylist Drinks, desserts, breads, meats, vegetables, and more Full-color photography from a professional food photographer BONUS: Do-it-yourself instructions for maple syruping Enjoy These Recipes and More: Maple-Frosted Pumpkin Muffins Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwiches Maple-Brined Pork Chops Maple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes Maple Fruit Crisp Maple Mousse