Field Guide to Herbs & Spiceswill forever change the way you cook. With this practical guideincluding full-color photographs of more than 200 different herbs, spices, and spice mixturesyou'll never again be intimidated or confused by the vast array of spices available.Learn to discern the differences between the varieties of basil, the various colors of sesame seeds, the diverse types of sugar and salt, and even how to identify spice pastes like zhoug, harissa, and achiote. Each entry features a basic history of the herb or spice (saffron used to be worth more than gold!), its season (if applicable), selection and preparation tips, a recipe featuring the seasoning, and some suggested flavor pairings. Complete with more than one hundred recipes,Field Guide to Herbs & Spicesis a must-have resource for every home cook.Meals will never be the same again!