Spices ($29.95, 127 pp), by Fabienne Gambrelle, brings you a wonderful two-book compilation: The History of Spices and The Flavor of Spices. Each book is beautifully embossed and encased in a hard-covered binding tied with a ribbon. The content of each book doesn’t disappoint, as they both detail the vast evolution of spices.
Rizzoli/Universe International Publications, 300 Park Ave. South, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10010, www.rizzoliusa.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009