Spices are celebrated the world over for the depth of flavour that they bring to dishes. The alchemy of roasting and blending the perfect spice mix is a careful balance of sweet, sour, bitter and spicy that can elevate a dish to something truly special. But beyond their remarkable taste, many spices may have huge benefits to health and nutrition that are only now beginning to be recognised in the Western world.
This beautiful cook book includes a detailed study of the history, myths and traditional uses of spices. Spice Health Heroes examines the culinary, nutritional and medical applications of everyday (and more exotic) spices found in your pantry. Medical and nutritional claims are backed by contributions from an impressive team of international medical professionals and institutions.
With more than 80 recipes, including contributions from some 20 internationally renowned chefs from around the world, such as José Andrés, April Bloomfield, Peter Gordon, Judy Joo and Lidia Bastianich, Spice Health Heroes takes you on a journey through the spice cabinet and will inspire you to add a fragrant spice to every meal.
Our Indian tin with spices is also included:
- 19 cm spice tin with lid
- 7 separate removable spice pots
- Small metal spice spoon
Each order contains 9 high quality spices:
- Spice Kitchen Garam Masala (20g) ** Great Taste Award Winner 2015 **
- Cardamom (10 pieces)
- Cloves (10 pieces)
- Cinnamon Sticks (5 pieces)
- Kashmiri Chilli Powder (20g)
- Cumin Seeds (20g)
- Ground Coriander (20g)
- Mustard Seeds (20g)
- Turmeric Powder (20g)
All spices will come in its own individually packed and sealed bag to retain goodness and freshness, and avoid spillage during transit. This tin has a close fitting air tight stainless steel lid, which will keep your spices fresher for longer. It also means that the stainless steel tin can be washed easily and can also be put in the dishwasher for cleaning.
Tash started ballet lessons at age 6 and turned professional at 13. During her 30 years as a professional ballerina she performed with New York’s prestigious Joffrey Ballet and the Boston Ballet finishing her whirlwind ballet career in the Broadway and Los Angeles productions of The Phantom of The Opera.
Knowing that she could not dance forever, Tash used the time during her seasonal layoffs to become a professional cook, and soon had set up her own catering business. For eight years she owned and operated Dancing Chef Catering, serving mainly TV, theatre, film and the food industry folks. She catered for events in all sorts of creative venues, from sailboats to skyscrapers.
Natasha’s latest book Spice Health Heroes: unlock the power of spice for health, flavour and well-being released in 5 countries October 20, 2016 by London publisher, Jacqui Small. Inspired by the spice tastes of her travels and sparked by an idea offered to her by publisher Jacqui, Natasha explores the culinary, nutritional and medicinal uses of more than 30 spices found in one’s kitchen cupboard, from the everyday to the more exotic. She takes each of her spice heroes, groups them into six chapters; from immune and cleansing, to energy and warming, to restorative and calming and details the flair of flavour and the wealth of medicinal benefits each spice may contain, supported by quotes from an expert team of 8 international medical doctors. Practical advice on the storage, preparation and uses of all the featured spices is also given with full-page breathtaking photographs of each spice and every dish by Manja Wachsmuth.