Just Add Spice

Lyndey Milan & Ian Hemphill



People are often unsure about using spices, imagining that ‘spice’ always means ‘hot’. This is not so!

Lyndey Milan and Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill explain that this is not the case, showing us how herbs and spices can bring the simplest of recipes to life, such as spicy pumpkin soup or slow cooked chicken with juniper, adding freshness and depth of flavour. And while we most often associate spices with savoury food, Lyndey and Herbie show how easily this can be applied to sweet dishes too, from ginger and star anise crème brulee to lemongrass poached pears.

Just Add Spice is groundbreaking in the way that spice combinations are grouped to help readers easily understand the dynamic nature of combining spice flavours. These can then be applied to a variety of dishes, rather than just the specific recipes listed in the book. Including comprehensive spice notes that will give the reader confidence to start their own spice collection, the book also includes interesting and concise wine and beer matching notes that counteract the misconception that spiced food is difficult to match with wine.

Lyndey Milan is an energetic, well-known food and wine personality. She has worked as the food director for magazines such as
The Australian Women’s Weekly and BBC Australian Good Food. Lyndey appears regularly on television and radio. She is also the author of several books on food and wine matching.

Ian Hemphill (‘Herbie’) is one of Australia’s foremost culinary spice and herb experts, with over 50 years experience in the herb and spice industry. He is well regarded in the culinary food world and has written a number of books, including
Spice Notes
Spice Notes and Recipes
Spice Travels,
Spicery and Herbaceous with wife Elizabeth Hemphill

The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition with recipes by daughter Kate Hemphill, a professional graduate of Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London.

As a family owned, artisan spice business, ‘Herbie’s Spices’ is an Australian institution.



SKU: SKU1003-B

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