A Whisper of Cardamom: 80 Sweetly Spiced Recipes to Fall in Love with (Hardcover)

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A Whisper of Cardamom: 80 Sweetly Spiced Recipes to Fall in Love with (Hardcover)

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Celebrating the love story between sugar and spice, this stunning new volume from award-winning cookbook author Eleanor Ford presents eighty spice-infused recipes for desserts and baked goods and a guide to spice switches so you can master classic flavor combinations and open the door to new possibilities.

Spice is often the party girl: the loud, bold, exuberant element in the mix. When married with sugar, spice can provide a delicate fragrance that gives backbone to a dish and deepens its allure. Just as a generous swirl of woody-sweet cinnamon elevates a simple bun, a fiery gingerbread is a wonder in the mouth, nutmeg cuts through the sweet creaminess of custard to make a more rounded tart, and a whisper of cardamom makes poached plums jaunty and interesting.

As international spice expert Eleanor Ford shows in A Whisper of Cardamom, flavors can be enhanced by a thoughtful addition from the spice drawer--added not in shouts, but in whispers. With her signature blend of curiosity and exploration, Eleanor returns with another brilliant study of spice that will help you infuse elegance and complexity into sweet treats. Divided into flavor profiles like bright and zippy, floral and fragrant, and dark and spicy, A Whisper of Cardamom is a cookbook designed to inspire creativity and experimentation. In addition to eighty recipes for sweets such as saffron macaroons, roast strawberry souffl's, and violet cream chocolate pots, spice swaps will help you customize dishes and discover worlds of flavors, and exquisite, inspiring photos are throughout.


Eleanor Ford is a food writer and cook who uses food as a means to explore culture and understand the world. Described by Yotam Ottolenghi as a "culinary detective," she is the winner of numerous awards, including an Edward Stanford Travel Writing award and three Guild of Food Writers awards, the most recent of which she won for her third book, The Nutmeg Trail: Recipes and Stories Along the Ancient Spice Routes (Apollo Publishers), which was featured in the New York Times, listed for the Art of Eating prize, and a finalist for a Foreword Review Award. In addition to The Nutmeg Trail, she is the author of the multi-award-winning volume Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia (Apollo Publishers) and Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Alongside writing about food, Eleanor gives talks about it across the globe including regular lectures on spice for The Smithsonian. She lives in London, England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781954641327
ISBN-10: 195464132X
Publisher: Apollo Publishers
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English