Explore the world's best spices, discover why certain spice mixes work, and how to use spices creatively.
Dr Stuart Farrimond, food scientist and author of the DK bestseller The Science of Cooking (2017), is a science and medical writer, presenter, and educator. He makes regular appearances on TV, radio, and at public events, and his writing appears in national and international publications, including The Independent, The Daily Mail, and New Scientist. A keen blogger, Stuart is also the founder and editor of online lifestyle-science magazine Guru, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust - the world's largest medical research charity. He is the main author of this book and will reveal the science behind spices, in a way never before seen. Chef contributors are writing each of the regional spice palette sections and the blend recipes- MIDDLE EAST and SOUTHEAST ASIA - Anna Kibbey and Annica Wainwright both have 20 years experience as food journalists, recipe writers, consultant chefs, and food-themed tour guides, and together run 2Forks food consultancy. AFRICA - Freda Muyambo is a food blogger and recipe writer who was born and raised in Botswana to Ghanaian parents, and is now living in Nigeria and married to a Zimbabwean. Her blog, My Burnt Orange, was listed as one of Africa's 10 best food blogs by the African Economist and her recipes have featured in The Guardian and on the CNN website. SOUTH ASIA - Roopa Gulati is a Cordon Bleu chef who spent 18 years in India where she worked as consultant chef to the Taj group of hotels. She now lives in London and works as a food journalist and consultant chef. EAST ASIA - Yolanda Zappaterra is a food and travel journalist and author who has written for The Independent and Time Out magazine. EUROPE - Thomas Howells is a food journalist and restaurant critic who has written for Time Out magazine and The Guardian, amongst others. THE AMERICAS - Sorrel Moseley-Williams is a food journalist who has been based in Argentina since 2006 and travelled extensively across Latin America. Her writing credits include for The Guardian, Saveur, Conde Nast Traveler, and Time Out Buenos Aires.