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:
The Victorian Language of Flowers
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.