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Herbs are all about living well, from enriching a meal to treating an illness. Sacred, almost mystical qualities have often been associated with their long history of curative and ritualistic practices. Today, as a wider variety becomes more accessible, and their properties receive more attention, we can benefit from a fuller understanding of the power of herbs.Herbarium explores the histories, associations, and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for how each herb can be used to improve both food and well-being. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties, and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes advice on how to grow and keep herbs, herb-food pairings, and using herbs for health and beauty treatments.A contemporary reboot of the traditional herbarium, this book will expand readers’ knowledge, improve culinary skills, and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.
An extremely stylish illustrated encyclopedia of herbs designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses, from cooking to medicine—an ideal gift and a must-have for your own kitchen

Baker & Taylor
A modern approach to the traditional herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, providing ideas for how each herb can be used to improve both food and well-being and helping readersÆ expand their knowledge, improve their culinary skills and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.

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This color-illustrated compendium offers one-page entries on about 100 herbs used for food and for healing, highlighting each plant’s cultural and magical qualities and historical uses. Instead of photos of herbs, each entry includes a one-page color artistic rendition of the herb in silk screen style, inspired by Modernist design, using simple geometric forms and vibrant colors. The book also features a color cover in the same style, with a pattern of hole cuts. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: New York :, Thames & Hudson Inc.,, 2016
ISBN: 9780500518939
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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PimaLib_SusannahC Nov 10, 2016

For gardeners, herbalists, cooks and artists – a beautifully illustrated book featuring 100 herbs. Caz Hildebrand creatively represents each herb with a modernist illustration. Each gorgeous picture features a vibrant color palate and creates unusual patterns. Hildebrand shares information or a story about each herb. She also gives little tips on how to grow and use the herbs for cooking and healing. Unique and absolutely charming.


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