the appetizer:

The Spice Kitchen: Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices by Katie Luber and Sara Engram, includes recipes like Curry Spice Blend; Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles; and Pepperoni Spinach Frittata.



The Spice Kitchen:
Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices

by Katie Luber and Sara Engram

The Spice Kitchen: Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices
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"Spice up your life" takes on new meaning with The Spice Kitchen: Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices by Sara Engram and Katie Luber with Kimberly Toqe. Organic spice entrepreneurs Sara and Katie share their knowledge and spirit of culinary adventure through fun and informative prose and delicious recipes for dishes with just the right touch of herbs and spices.

The Spice Kitchen and its more than 100 recipes reveal the pleasutes that arise from Katie and Sara's favorite mantra: Eat locally but season globally. Spices from around the world make it easier and a lot more fun to turn out delicious and healthy food. The Spice Kitchen brings the world to your kitchen table in such dishes as Coconut Curry Shrimp, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Curry Butter Sauce.

Katie and Sara also relish taking the foods of their childhoods and reinventing them with an explosion of flavor from a range of spices and herbs. Through "spice enlightenment," old favorites become Herbed Corn Chowder, Waldorf Salad with Cardamom Candied Walnuts, and Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies.

Inside The Spice Kitchen you'll also find:

  • A history of spices
  • From allspice to zest, a handy guide to the herbs and spices found in the recipes. The more you learn about a spice, the easier it is to incorporate it into your own recipes.
  • Sidebars on topics including dried vs. fresh herbs and why organic certification matters
  • Make your own: recipes for Curry Spice Blend, Chili Powder, and Thousand Island Spread will help you understand that tweaking the amount of a single spice can affect the flavor of a finished dish

With Sara and Katie's sage advice and reassuring encouragement in The Spice Kitchen, you soon will be broadening your culinary palette with flair and confidence. A dash of this, a pinch of that, and meal preparation transforms into a fun and tasty adventure in the kitchen.

About the Authors

Sara Engram and Katie Luber co-founded The Seasoned Palate Inc., or TSP. Their pure, organic spices are sold in almost 300 retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and they recently added a line of spices called Smart Spice for grocery stores. They love to cook and share meals with their families in Baltimore.

Kimberly Toqe was an assistant test kitchen chef at Lawry's before starting her own culinary consulting company, La Toqe Blanche, in 2005. She has worked as a recipe writer, developer, and a culinary educator, and has a master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, and food science. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • The Spice Kitchen: Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices
  • by Katie Luber and Sara Engram
  • with Kimberly Toqe
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing 2009
  • $29.99 ($36.99 Canada); Hardcover; 208 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0740779729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7407-7972-5
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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