The Grammar of Spice (Hardback)
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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 14/09/2017
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Spices have played an intrinsic part in the human story, running through history, geography, anthropology, politics, religion, culture, art and design. From alligator pepper seeds which, in the Yoruba culture, are given to newborn babies to taste a few minutes after birth, to charoli seeds, which are used in traditional Indian sweets eaten during the festival of Holi, and caraway seeds, which were added to medieval love potions, each spice has its own significance in the lives of the people who use it. The story of spice is really the stories of human relationships, from growers and traders to cooks and explorers, all starting with a tiny seed.

The Grammar of Spice is one of the world's missing books. It will change the way we understand spices and the role they play in defining not only our food but also our place in the world. The essence of each spice is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes and tips, and accompanied by reproductions of surface decoration from Owen Jones's original book, The Grammar of Ornament. The book is beautiful to look at and hold, packed with well-researched material, and will change the way a generation appreciates the incredible world of flavours and tastes that spices open up to us.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500519677
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 850 g
Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'As much a visual feast as it is an opportunity to gorge on history, dream up flavour combinations and expand your knowledge ... each spice has its story, opposite exquisite illustrations and designs. Beautiful' - Delicious Magazine
'Fascinating' - Vegetarian Living
'Spices and abstract geometrical patterns are a surprisingly perfect pairing in this visually stunning and informative book' - The Lady

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“The Grammar of Spice”

A beautifully produced book, incredibly tactile, a real joy. Decorated throughout with traditional illustrations.
Each spice is given suggested accompaniments along with its country of origin.
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Issy at Cribbs Causeway

“Beautiful...”

I'm a big fan of making my own curries, so I was desperate to get my hands on this book. It goes through each spice, telling you all about it and how to use it - which is one of the most useful skills ever when... More

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GenreFictionRocks

“Gorgeous book. Beautiful illustrations and designs. Great stories about spices”

If you are or know a foodie or an aspiring foodie - this is the book for you.

Stories, histories and uses of 70+ spices are included in this alluring book. It know sits proudly in my kitchen.

Like a good spice, this... More

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