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A stylishly illustrated compendium of 100 herbs, designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses, by the team behind the bestselling The Geometry of Pasta

By: Caz Hildebrand (Author)

224 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Thames & Hudson

Hardback | Aug 2016 | #231954 | ISBN-13: 9780500518939
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NHBS Price: £16.95 $21/€19 approx

About this book

Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes pieces on how to grow and keep herbs, seasonality and a map showing where our herbs are grown. A contemporary evolution of the traditional herbarium, presented in a fresh way for a younger audience and a new generation of cooks, Herbarium will expand readers' knowledge, improve culinary skills and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.

"An exquisite and inspirational book"
– Nigella Lawson

"This gorgeous guide includes notes on each herb, including its origins, what food to pair it with and helpful growing tips"
Vegetarian Living

"I need three copies of this book: one to reach for in the kitchen, one to read in bed and one (if it's not sacrilege?) to cut up to decorate my walls with. This is a book which is informed, useful and completely divine. It's a must for anyone with an interest in the beauty of herbs or the boldness of great design"
– Yotam Ottolenghi

"A chic illustrated compendium of 100 heavenly herbs [...] I love this book!"

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