We buy the same groceries week in and week out. This book helps us create tasty new meals by adding herbs and spices. Unlike many spicebooks, this one is cross referenced with the foods we eat. We don't go home and say "I am going to cook with Basil tonight". Instead we look in the pantry and cook whatever is available. Using this book, you can look up corn and The Busy Cook's Guide tells you what spices go well with corn. BEST SPICE BOOK AVAILABLE!!!
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A Busy Cook's Guide to Spices
By: Stephanie - Westfield, MA Nov 5, 2011
This is a great guide for both cooking and baking. I love reading this book.
By: Mariln E. Moore - Peabody, MA Mar 26, 2012
extremely pleased and informative, a lot to learn and use in days to come
Cook's Guide to Spices - pretty good
By: Mike - Annapolis, MD Jul 30, 2012
Should scale back history items in favor of suggested uses/recipes.
Need more content, like a true definition of epazote (which I had just bought from you). I found what I needed on Google in one minute.
GREAT SOICE BOOK
By: LISA MCONALD - TEMPLE, TX Apr 6, 2015
I TRIED TO READ FROM BEGINING TO END
By: Susan Williams - Canton, OH Apr 16, 2015
Better than a recipe book! I love the organization of this reference. Pick a spice and it tells you what food to use it with, what other spices or herbs it combines well with. Pick a food and it tells you what spices go well with it. The details of how much to use and when to add it to the cooking make this ideal for the inquisitive adventurist. It immediately went onto my gift list for a number of people.
By: Joan Thompson - Wilmington, IL Sep 17, 2015
I thought it would be interesting to the neighbor who is a gourmet cook and with a birthday coming up it will be the gift I give.
By: Bernadette Novak - Eldersburg, MD Sep 29, 2015
Every cook should own this cookbook. It is invaluable in meal planning and preparations. My suggestion to any chef/cook ... BUY IT!