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Spice Trip: The Simple Way to Make Food Exciting [Hardcover]

Stevie Parle , Emma Grazette
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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Book Description

25 Oct 2012

Stevie Parle and Emma Grazette are on a mission to spice up Britain's kitchens and revolutionise the way we cook with the treasures hidden away in our cupboards. This book, accompanying the award-winning Channel 4 series, will show just how to bring the magic of spice into your home.

Emma and Stevie have been on a journey to all corners of the world to discover the secrets of six essential everyday spices, learning from the world's experts - the people who grow and cook with them every day. In this book they share the best recipes, therapies and mementoes from their journey.

Their recipes are inspired not just by the countries visited on this trip, but from all over the world. Some are hot, some sweet, some subtle, and they're all special, take less than twenty minutes to prepare and are really easy to cook. And as well as exploring the culinary uses of each spice, Emma also reveals their therapeutic value through the secrets she discovered from the remarkable people she met on her journey.

With over 100 thoroughly tested recipes, therapies and photography from an incredible journey, let Spice Trip transform your cooking and your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Square Peg (25 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224095722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224095723
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Stevie Parle runs and owns Dock Kitchen restaurant in Ladbroke Grove in London. Previously he has worked at River Café, Moro, The Spotted Pig in New York and Salt in Tokyo.

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"An attractive food travelogue...reminds us that spice deserves to be thought of better than as a bunch of jars that don't stack properly" (Guardian)

"These Mexican recipes not only bring a bit of the Acapulco into your winter kitchen, they are perfect for cheaper fish. Most importantly, they are quick to make and don't need any hard-to-find ingredients or hours of prep" (Daily Telegraph)

"Delivers exactly what its name suggests, and more" (Jamie Magazine)

"Spice Trip is a cookery book, but it's rather more than that too. It takes the usual suspects of the spice rack and makes you see them in a new light and appreciate them for the marvels they are" (Food Magazine)

"Simply delicious" (Radio Times)

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Put some spice in your life with over 100 simple recipes, quick blends and beneficial therapies using chilli, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cumin and pepper.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice Trip 28 Dec 2012
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This book tells you so much more about the spices and their uses. Not just another cookery book but also gives tips on the medicinal uses of the spices. The information on nutmeg was particulaerly interesting. Having just visited Grenada made the book very relevent for me.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Delicious 26 Oct 2012
By Tim
I've always wanted a recipe book that helped me use more spice in my cookery, that wasn't tied to a certain cuisine. Turns out - this is it.

The Flattened Chicken recipe is pretty unbelievable - I'd never considered boning chicken and cooking it in this way, which keeps it from going dry.

The Thai Chicken is also crispy and spicy and delicious. Also loved the spiced ice-cream.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but better than feared 16 May 2013
By I. Darren TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Spice Trip is billed as "the simple way to make food exciting" and is a companion to a British television series of the same name.

In essence, the reader is shown some key spices (chillies, nutmeg & mace, cloves, cumin, cinnamon and black pepper), given the chance to learn about these often under-appreciated spices and provided with a wealth of recipes that let these spices shine within. Despite it being a companion book, you need not have seen the series to still enjoy it and eagle-eyed viewers may notice some differences between the recipes shown in the television series and the book but this is not really going to be an issue.

As you might expect, this is a very photograph-rich book, that makes it a bit of a mystery as to why not every recipe has its own photograph. The "lecture" or overview is not onerous and it manages to pack a lot of information in a relatively short space. The recipes clearly form the bulk of this book and quite right too. Looking through the recipes you find an impressive, diverse range so as long as you don't particularly dislike each and every spice you should be fine. If you fall into that category, maybe this book is really not for you.

It feels that the book publisher Gods have been listening when it comes to presenting the recipes. Well designed, concisely written yet informative text that features dual metric and imperial measures, even an estimation of a typical preparation and cooking time too. Good internal signposting and a great, comprehensive index. Invariably this book won't appeal to everyone, through no fault of its own. However it stands as a good, credible introduction (or reintroduction) to several commonly "misunderstood" spices with a lot of interesting recipes that are suitable for beginners and "experts" alike.

A nice little book. A fun way to learn something new and a great excuse to get in the kitchen and cooking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice Trip 1 Jan 2013
By b mace
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Already tried some of the recipes - have reduced the amount of chilli and spices to my own taste buds. Very easy to follow. Coleslaw with Pulled Pork wonderful. Using this recipe regularly. Cinammon Chicken and Lemon for tonights meal! Yum Yum.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 31 Dec 2012
Brilliant addition to the cookbook range. A culinary education! It is a fantastic read, and I learned so much more about food.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spice trip 27 Dec 2012
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you think your in a first class restraunt when you make some of the dishes and thre so simple to do
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is one fascinating book 23 Dec 2012
By Tracy74
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
started watching the series on 4 when Emma made a polenta cake with pineapples, cloves & caramel - intrigued, so I bought the book & so glad I did too. this is not just a recipe book with page after page of glossy pictures of perfectly turned out cooking, it goes a lot more in depth about the key spices, their uses in herbal medicine & beauty regimes. if you are thinking about buying - STOP THINKING - buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice it up 15 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is about food, travel and cultural studies. An incredible mélange of three fascinating ingredients and as such a wholly different cookery book to every thing else on the market. The television series drives you into its arms and between pages from which it is hard to escape. The recipes are easy to prepare and cook: the tastes are multi-facetted, fresh and wholesome. I'm not a great cook but so far so delicious. Enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice trip... insight to Grenada.
I was prompted to purchase this book after watching the channel 4 series. Purely because the show featured my parents homeland of the beautiful island of Grenada 'The Spice... Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. COLLIER
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice Trip Cookery Book
Excellent book - interesting as an evening read containing useful information. Recipes tried so far turned out well - would recommend it as a change from usual cookery books which... Read more
Published 5 months ago by SueW
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice
Excellent book very good for exotic cooking and sorting out exotic foods nice to have around for exciting and unprepared evenings.
Published 6 months ago by pj green
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed FULL of DELICIOUS and imaginative recipes.
I bought this book about 6 months ago and I can honestly say it is one of my favourite cook books so far. Read more
Published 6 months ago by o johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars The Spice Trip by Stevie Parle
Informative both on the health benefits of individual spices and tasty and inspiring ideas for incorporating spices into your cooking.
Published 6 months ago by Sheila
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
Not all the recipes from the TV program was in there. Perhaps too many pictures and not enough recipes overall. However there are some great recipes.
Published 7 months ago by K. Bains
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best
Book was a great followup to watching the TV series. Has completely changed the way that I now utilise spices.
Published 9 months ago by Terry Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice Trip cook book
We watched the tv series & then got the book, we love spicy food & this covers all sorts of tasty recipes.
Published 9 months ago by helen cave
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have cookbook of 2013!
OK, I admit it. I am a cook book junkie that cannot stop coming out of a bookstore without at least buying one new cookbook. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative and interesting.
If you enjoyed the TV series and like cooking and foreign travel, this book has a little of everything. Lots of new ways to use the various spices - not all in the kitchen! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Richard Green
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