With Thanksgiving just ahead, we've filled the shop with a wonderful selection of colder-weather cook books chock-full of recipes to keep us happy and well fed this holiday season. The titles and covers are all so inviting I could never pick a favorite, but I'm certainly impressed with the Grandaddy of them all, The Spice Bible by chef and cookbook author, Jane Lawson. At 450 pages and 250 recipes that include the histories of spices from around the world, Lawson gives this big, beautiful world of flavor the royal treatment. Just a glance had me dreaming about the sweet and smoky brightness of spice markets in the Far East. What I wouldn't give to visit one someday! In the meantime, I'll be cooking (and dreaming) through the pages of The Spice Bible ... and enjoying my new spiced-up bar of Coffee Mint soap by Saipua from ink & peat. Delish!
This spice market photograph presents some of the richest colors on the organic color scale.
Take a look at these mouth-watering pyramids of spice!
We'd just love to scoop all the spices we want from this honeycombed gathering of fragrant spices found here.
Nice spoons! Very spicy eye candy photography from William Lingwood.
This most hefty cookbook speaks to the natural, culinary powers of spices. Especially when - sometimes - just a pinch will do!
Written by Holly (at ink & peat)