This is the complete guide to aromatic ingredients and how to use them, with over 200 recipes. This is the ultimate guide to identifying and using herbs and spices, complete with fascinating historical detail, and advice on growing them and using them in the kitchen. It includes over 200 recipes from all over the world for spice mixtures, rubs, pastes and classic dishes, as well as projects on making scented gifts, decorations and oils. It features illustrated instructions, identification guides, and facts on cultivation, medicinal and culinary uses. This compendium covers every herb and spice used in the kitchen, giving fascinating facts about cultivation, storage, preservation and culinary uses. It also offers delightful projects and recipes for scented gifts, and decorative items around the home, as well as delicious recipes from around the world. With tips and instructions on making spice rubs and pastes, herb mixtures and sachets, this book holds all you need for making the most of these fragrant and taste-enhancing ingredients. Lavishly illustrated throughout with step-by-step images, and a photograph of the finished item, this book guides you through every possible use of herbs and spices.