We're beyond excited to share our first-ever book with you: From Grind to Garnish: 13 Fundamental Techniques for Cooking with Spices.
While there are many gorgeous books (some written by our friends!) that touch on cooking with spices, we weren't able to find a comprehensive guide to the techniques that make cooking with spices so versatile and delicious. So we wrote it ourselves.
Back in 2019, we put together a video with Pro Home Cooks that showcased 10 techniques for cooking with spices while putting together a single Turkish meal. Digging into each technique, and observing the versatility of each spice when a different technique was applied, made us want to create a compendium of techniques that we knew would be informative and inspirational to cooks everywhere.
Flash forward to today (and lots of technique testing, iterating, and countless drafts later), and we're proud to present you with this hand-illustrated user's guide to cooking with spices.
The result is a softcover book with 38 pages covering 13 techniques to help you use spices in your cooking. The back cover is a detachable techniques guide that you can put on your fridge for whenever you need a quick reference!
It's intended to be a brief but comprehensive list of techniques that will excite your creativity and provide inspiration and guidance from a wide variety of culinary traditions around the world.
As you can see in the photos, each technique is illustrated with Jasper Yiu's gorgeous hand-painted watercolors and features two recipes and tips for cooking inspiration.
Wonderful Gift of New Food Recipe Ideas Done With Great Spices
The freshness of the spices was so apparent. I am loving trying new recipes and surprising my family with my creations. It was given as a gift, and I loved every spice in the box. I have since ordered more and also sent gifts to some of my foodie friends.
It reinforced many skills I use.
B&B is changing the way I cook!
I stumbled on a recipe that used your spices. I was intrigued with the selection and where they come from, so I ordered some. We’ll, I’ve ordered three times in a matter of months, and joined spice club. I’m hooked! My cooking is changing for the better, as I look for recipes in which I can use your spices. I’m becoming quite the cook, thanks to Burlap & Barrel.
This little book is full of useful tips to maximize the flavor of my spices!!
The book, From Grind to Garnish is excellent! It is a great primer and a reminder that spices can be used in different ways for maximum flavor. There are methods in the book that I have never tried and will. I have been toasting spices more now for soups and will start blending more often. Thank you for this wonderful handy book!!!
Very good. Will improve my performance in the kitchen.
A little spice book.full of flavor.
This book breaks down spices in many ways I had never thought of before. It's not only a wonderful resource to make food taste better, It's like getting a little masters degree in flavor and technique from around the world. Thank you Burlap & Barrel
The book helped me process the spices I have and how to use them. Learning to combine several different spices based on taste I like in other recipes I’m making. Venturing out to try new things.