Expand your culinary horizons! There are dozens of different herb species and hundreds of distinct varieties, and knowing where and how to use them lets you bring subtle and exciting new flavours to your cooking, and especially to vegetarian dishes. Most cookery books, however, offer very little in the way of information about how to use herbs; in many, 'herbs' means the occasional sprig of parsley. The spiral-bound Herb Guide for Vegetarian Cookery, which is designed to hang on the kitchen wall for instant reference, provides a guide to how, when and where to use herbs and will give you the skills and the confidence to include a whole range of herbs in your cooking. It describes the characteristics and culinary uses of 18 different herbs, and charts show at a glance which of these are suitable for different kinds of dishes, the best herbs to use with a wide range of vegetables and fruits, and which herbs go well together. The detailed introduction provides information about the history of herbs and the benefits of using them. It tells you how to buy, prepare, use and store herbs, explains the differences between fresh and dried herbs, and explores the art and craft of using herbs in vegetarian cooking.