1961 "First Edition, First Printing October 1961" stated on copyright page; "by The Spice Islands Home Economics Staff"; Lane Book Company publishers, Menlo Park, California; hardbound in colorful boards; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quit good with minimal edge wear.
Color illustrations throughout on almost every page by Alice Harth. book designed by Adrian Wilson. tables. charts. 2 indices. cuisine. cucina cocina. gourmet cooking. herbology. international cuisine. marinades. antigua. tea eggs. aspic. finnan haddie. barbequed zucchini.bombay shrimp curry. bohemian veal roast. cafe brulot. syrian nutmeg cake. poulet bercy. ~This is the most complete book ever published about spices, herbs and seasonings. With this book in your kitchen you'll have at your command the magic of inspired cooking, with the certainty of sure~fire results and ease of preparation. Here are the recipes for every spice, herb or seasoning you're ever likely to find in your gourmet shop or supermarket. You can trust everyone of the 328 selected recipes in this book. They have been tested and re~tested in the famous Spice Islands kitchens . and the ones that are published here are those that have been selected as the very best and the most exciting from the extensive Spice Islands collection.
A special section of the book introduces the cook to the spice world. For instance, do you know: WHEN to add each spice and herb ingredient? Exactly HOW MUCH to use? When NOT to use spices, herbs or seasonings? See pages 10 and 150 for the answers! Spice cookery is fun~and with today's packaged products, it is simple. This book will be an incentive to many cooks to master the art of seasoning, and everyone who uses it will find it brings new enjoyment to the preparing and serving of fine food.