The Spice and Herb Bible
By Ian Hemphill
Ian Hemphill is the owner of Herbie’s Spices in Australia. This book is the culmination of a lifetime surrounded by spices. It’s a great, super-complete reference book about spices. Each entry includes information on cultivation, processing, storage, and uses for each spice, as well as pairing notes and even names in other languages. Plus, there are recipes to go along with pretty much every spice in the book. The design and photography are not as impressive as the Jane Lawson and Jill Norman books, but the information can’t be beat.