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Herb Cuisine

Herb Cuisine

The HSA Library has over 200 books on cooking with herbs and flowers.  A selection of these titles is listed below.  Also listed are a variety of  videos, pamphlets, and websites on the topic.


The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America
by Francois Couplan (1998)

Cornucopia II: A Source Book of Edible Plants
by Stephen Facciola (1998)

Vegetables, Herbs and Spices: Fifth Supplement to McCance & Widdowson's The Composition of Foods
by B. Holland, I.D. Unwin and D. H. Buss (1991)

The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices & Flavorings
by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz (1992)

Handbook of Spices, Seasonings, and Flavorings
by Susheela Raghavan (2007)

The New Complete Book of Herbs, Spices and Condiments: A Nutritional, Medical and Culinary Guide
by Carol Ann Rinzler (2001)

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places
by Steve Brill with Evelyn Dean (1994)


The Herbalist in the Kitchen
by Gary Allen (2007)

Desserts from an Herb Garden
by Sharon Kebschull Barrett (1999)

Flowers in the Kitchen: A bouquet of tasty recipes
by Susan Belsinger (1990)

A Celebration of Herbs: Recipes from the Huntington Herb Garden
San Marino, California: Huntington Library (2003)

The Edible Flower Garden
by Rosalind Creasy (1999)

The Edible Herb Garden
by Rosaland Creasy (1999)

Mustards, Ketchups & Vinegars: Making the most of seasonal abundance
by Carol W. Costenbader (1996)

The Gourmet's Garden: Cooking with Edible Flowers, Herbs and Berries
by Anne Gardon (2003)

Garlic Lovers' Cookbook. Vol II.
Berkeley, California: Celestial Arts (2005)

Garlic, Garlic, Garlic: Exceptional Recipes from the World's most Indispensable Ingredient
by Linda & Fred Griffith (1998)

Basil to Thyme: Culinary Endeavors from the Garden to the Kitchen
by Tim Haas (2004)

Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: State University Press (2007)

The Spice and Herb Bible: A Cook's Guide
by Ian Hemphill (2000)

Sticks, Seeds, Pods & Leaves: a Cook's Guide to Culinary Spices and Herbs
by Ian and Elizabeth Hemphill (2007)

What Herb Is That? How to grow and use the culinary herbs
by John & Rosemary Hemphill (1997)

My Favorite Herb: How North America's Great Chefs Savor the Flavor of Herbs
by Laurel Keser (1999)

The Spice Bible
by Jane Lawson (2008)

Easy Dips using Herbs
by Jim Long (2006)

Easy Homemade Crackers using Herbs
by Jim Long (2007)

Fabulous Herb and Flower Sorbets
by Jim Long (2004)

In a Shaker Kitchen: 100 Recipes from the Shaker Tradition
by Norma MacMillan (1995)

On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen
by Harold McGee (2004)

Deliciously Easy Breads with Herbs
by Dawn J. Ranck & Phyllis Pellman Good (1998)

Exotic Herbs: A Compendium of Exceptional Culinary Herbs
by Carole Saville (1997) 

Cooking with Lavender
by Suzanne T Smith (2008)

The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor
by Jerry Traunfeld (2005)

Cooking with Herbs and Spices
by Linda Tubby (2006)

Sensational Preserves
by Hilaire Walden (1995)


Cooking with Edible Flowers and Culinary Herbs: Video Cookbook and Field Guide
Philip Sinclair, et al. (1990) - 60 minutes

Edible & Medicinal Herbs. Dr. Tilgner's Botanical Series: Volume I
Wise Woman Herbals (1991) - 60 minutes

Edible Wild Plants: Video Guide to 100 Useful Wild Herbs
Jim Meuninck and Jim Duke (1998) - 60 minutes 

How to Grow & Cook Herbs
Jeff Ball (1986) - 60 minutes

An Introduction to Herbs: Your Personal Guide to Growing, Harvesting and Cooking with Fresh Herbs
The Herbfarm (1993) - 50 minutes

Sweet Basil: the Culinary Classic
North Carolina A & T State University Cooperative Extension Program (1992) - 16 minutes


Marvelous Mustards & Curious Curries
by Susan Wittig Albert (1995)

Please do eat the flowers: Edible Wild Herbs and Plants
by The Herb Society of America South Texas Unit (n.d.) 

Lovely Lavender: A cookbook
The Wisconsin Unit of The Herb Society of America (1999)

Rosemary: Rosemarinus Officinalis the Cookbook
by The Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America (2000) 


Henriette's Herbal Home Page: Culinary Herb FAQ

Medicinal Spices Exhibit - UCLA Biomedical Library: History & Special Collections