Jill Norman is a respected author and editor with a wide knowledge and appreciation of foods from many parts of the world. In the 1970s she created the food and wine list for Penguin Books. This led to travels in pursuit of food and drink, and a passion to discover the origins of herbs and spices and how they are used. She is acknowledged internationally as an authority on herbs and spices. The Complete Book of Spices won awards in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the first edition of Herbs and Spices was honored by the German Academy of Gastronomy. All of her books have been widely translated. Jill Norman was Elizabeth David's publisher and is now literary trustee of the David estate.
"Jill Norman's Herbs & Spices comes at exactly the right moment to guide readers through the tangle of leaves, seeds, and berries." - Booklist"Both novice and expert cooks will find much to savor here." - Booklist"Readers who want to experiment with something different will enjoy flipping through the various flavor sections with their favorite cookbook in the other hand." - Library Journal"If you've stopped reading cookbooks because the truly inspirational have become few and far between, make space on your bookshelf for this one." - Foodies West Magazine