By Kathryn Hawkins. This is the essential guide to using herbs and spices with nice color photos, a brief history, and practical advice on how to grow and harvest your own. It also includes a description of each with the parts used for culinary and some include recipes or different ways to use them. One of my favorites is making flavored sugar to use in my special recipes. A great book that will see constant use in the kitchen for reference and to add depth and flavor to your cooking!