I have hundreds of cookbooks. Dozens of herbal books and this by far is the best one I have. I love books with lots of photographs as I am very visual and with over 500 pages this book delivers that to me. The photographs of the herbs and spices are so useful in identifying them. The history, cultivation and household uses are interesting and informative.
With over 200 diverse recipes; you can experience authentic tastes of cuisines from all over the world. What impresses me the most is the 37 pages of spice mixtures for without the correct seasonings the dishes would lack authenticity. Original and precise recipes with photographs that guide you on to how to make your own curry powders, masalas, pastes, and sambals. There are mixtures from Africa, Asia, Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Plus the book does not forget the amazing amount of seasoning mixtures for American barbecues. From appetizer to desserts this book has it covered and should be in everyone's cookbook library.