The Culture of Herbs and Spices

The Culture of Herbs & Spices, 4th edition

By C. Weinberg

An intimate portrait of Herbs & Spices in the Garden,

in the Kitchen, in History, Tradition, Mythology,

Superstition, Medicine, Culture, & Religion

Book is 8 1/2" x 11", 109 pages


This informative book is full of fascinating information about the Ancient, Medieval, Victorian and Present-Day beliefs about the medicinal and supernatural powers of

150 herbs and spices.

Inside this book:

  • Details about the connections of herbs and spices in mythology, religion, folklore, poetry and literature

  • Intriguing, hard to find tidbits about the place of many herbs and spices in our history and culture

  • Details on each herb/spice's description, growing habits, and culinary uses

  • Many unique, hard-to-find herbal recipes such as Nasturtium Capers, Ginger Beer, Horehound Candy, and Violet Liqueur

  • Fun and interesting trivia

There are chapters on:

  • Edible Flowers

  • The Victorian Language of Flowers

  • Edible Flowers

  • Herbal Amulets

  • Herbal Aphrodisiacs

  • Instructions in the art of herb crafting

  • How to make your own Herb Salts, Herb Sugars and Herb/Fruit Cordials

  • How to prepare Herb Butters, Herb Jellies, Herb Creams, Herb Ointments, Herb Bath Bags, Bath Salts and Bath Bombs, Herbal After Bath Splash, and more

You will find many, many uses for this excellent resource book.

As well as making for excellent reading, the information can be used on the labels of your herbcrafts, making your items, and the packaging, even more attractive and interesting.

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