Cooking is a very interesting activity. Many men around the world fall in love with women due to their cooking, the same applies to the women folk. Trying different cuisines has become something that enthusiasts in this field can take up. In this piece, we are going to explore some of the top 5 cookbooks for spicy foods. If you enjoy this recipe, you’ll enjoy our other post about cookbooks for spicy food lovers.
The Herbfarm Cookbook
This cookbook is the work of the award-winning chef Jerry Traunfeld. Jerry wrote down a number of restaurant quality recipes that can be used by many of the ambitious home cooks in their bid to become even better in the kitchen. In the book you can also get a number of simpler preparations for those who do not have as much experience in the kitchen or with spices. Additionally, the book comes with photographs that illustrate the volume. You can also share useful information about growing one’s own herbs, whether in pots or a garden. Ideally, when it comes to spices, this is one book that will help you grow your skill exponentially.
The Herbal Kitchen
While The Herbfarm Cookbook is a masterpiece in its own right, Jerry Traunfeld has actually done it again. The Herbal Kitchen is a follow up book done by award winning chef Jerry Traunfeld. In this book, he lays out a host of fantastic, herb-finessed recipes that are remarkably simple to do. In this book, one of the advantages is that he explores a number of substitutions for the hard-to-find herbs. He also outlines various tips for herb cultivation, handling as well as storage. Like in the Herbfarm Cookbook, Jerry uses photographs in this book to push the point home.
The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings: A Cook’s Compendium
From time immemorial, there has been a certain allure that came with the word encyclopedia. It was a name that brought out a certain need to know more. This encyclopedia has numerous recipes on how to make a variety of spicy foods, both at home and in restaurants. True to its name, this encyclopedia has over 150 recipes that can be tried out by both professionals and novices alike. The author, Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz seeks to break down the myths that have for long been attached to the spicy recipes that we use around the world.
Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food
Most of us will agree that Indian food is often very spicy. Indians have managed to cultivate a culture that rotates around the use a variety of spices within their own environment. The recipes are simple and straightforward complete with photographic material for assistance. Authored by Saran and Stephanie Lyness, the Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food,is an encyclopedia in its own way.
Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean
This is a spicy cookbook that was authored by award-winning chef Ana Sortun. This book is a little unique in the sense that the recipes are grouped into different spice grouping. The author also bases the book on her renowned Cambridge, Massachusetts restaurant, Oleana.
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