Edited by :America's Test Kitchen
Imprint:America's Test Kitchen
Dimensions:9.81in x 7.69 x 0.81 in | 2.05 lb
Page Count:304 pages
Each chapter shares a core technique for cooking with spices: Most spice books are simply encyclopedias. Instead of breaking up the book by region or spice, we empower home cooks to use spices every day by teaching an approachable technique—a secret to cooking with spices—in each chapter followed by recipes for putting them to use.
Become a spice blender (and still shop at the supermarket): Each chapter offers a few key blends or other homemade ingredients that will instantly improve your cooking, whether you use them in the recipes that follow or branch off on your own. Mix up a superfragrant curry powder or infuse a chile-spiced oil for drizzling on just about anything.
One recipe—spiced four ways: To show just how easy it is for a spice blend to take a dish in a completely new flavor direction, we’ve created a set of master recipes and offered three flavor directions for each.
Spices, A-Z: An introductory spice reference section provides spice listings with basic information, uses, and brand recommendations. We map the spices so you know how to combine them in regional cuisine. We teach how to store and grind spices.
Modern and international flavors: Ably using your pantry is an entrée into flavors of the world. Recipes include Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Hazelnut-Nigella Dukkah; Anise-Rubbed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Mint-Almond Relish; Smoky Shishito Peppers with Espelette and Lime; Thai Panang Curry with Shrimp; and Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée.
"After a pleasantly textbook-ish introduction that includes a spice glossary and a whole chapter devoted to seasoning with salt and pepper, subsequent recipes are grouped by method, like coating foods with spice rubs, toasting and blooming spices to intensify their flavor, or finishing foods with a sprinkling of spice or a sauce. A handy reference also lists the book's globally influenced dishes (nearly 150 in total) by course and spice."
"In another excellent offering, the team at America’s Test Kitchen provides practices for enhancing the flavor of snacks, entrees, and desserts through spices...Home cooks wanting a deeper appreciation of the contents of their spice cabinets will gain it from this unique collection."