Articles & Recipes

What is the Difference Between Culinary and Medicinal Herbs & Spices?
 Ian Hemphill, author of The Spice & Herb Bible, Third Edition, is often asked about the difference between Culinary and Medicinal herbs and spices. Here is what Ian has to say:"Culinary herbs and spices are those that are used primarily to flavor food. They may be included during cooking... More »
Spice & Herb Bible WON the James Beard Award
   Robert Rose Inc. is Proud to Announce The Spice & Herb Bible, Third Edition is the winner of the ‘Reference and Scholarship’ Category of the James Beard Awards   On Tuesday March 24, 2015, the James Beard Foundation announced its nominations in a dozen categories, ranging from... More »
Time for another book giveaway!
 Time for another book giveaway!   We’re giving away three copies of the February 2015 release, Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook, by food and fitness expert Camilla Saulsbury.   Camilla, an award-winning recipe developer and bestselling author, has created 281 recipes... More »
Easy and healthy slow cooker recipes!
On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, it’s extremely gratifying to be writing an introduction to this revised edition of my first book The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes. The book has been extraordinarily successful, selling about 400,000 copies and garnering many favorable comments from... More »
Can Aromatherapy Help with a Cold or the Flu?
     Common Cold & Influenza "Handling money and shaking hands are easy ways of picking up illness. This is because you transfer the infection or virus to your mouth or nose when you touch your face—and most of us are unaware of how often we do that.  If you take... More »