With so many exciting varieties of herbs and spices now available, cooking with them has never been so inspiring. There are enticing recipes for Soups and Salads, such as Mint and Parsley Salad, and original Starters and Light Meals like Baked Ricotta and Herb Terrine. Main Courses include Fried Bream Thai-Style and Coriander Chicken with Fenugreek, while Vegetables includes Sage Buttered Baby Leeks and aubergine Imam Bayildi, Pasta, Rice and Bread are given wonderfully intense flavours in dishes such as Purple Basil Ravioli with Truffle Butter and Perfumed Persian Pulow. Finally, Sweet Things features the indulgent Fig on a Cushion with Thyme-scented Syrup and the delicious Mexican Chocolate with Vanilla Cream. *A unique collection of delicious recipes from around the globe. *Luscious photography by Peter Cassidy.