Today it is my genuine pleasure to share a review of The Nutmeg Trail by Eleanor Ford.
The Nutmeg Trail
The Nutmeg Trail is a captivating culinary exploration of spice. Eleanor Ford shows in her chapters how centuries of spice trading changed the world’s cuisine.
The book follows the ancient trade route through the spice islands to India and Europe.
Following the ancient spice trail, the book showcases the different elements of spices. Chapters and recipes are divided by spice. The chapters are filled with surprising and interesting facts about the role spices have had in uniting and separating nations.
I am always on the lookout for a novel chicken recipe, and I have a great enthusiasm for dates and almonds. So, I decided to make Venetian Chicken with Almond Milk & Dates.
This is a fascinating cookbook. And, if you are a person who enjoys history as well as cooking, this cookbook deserves a spot on your bookshelf.
I am thinking of starting a cookbook club. The rough idea would be that we would all read the same cookbook. Each one of us would write a review and cook one of the recipes. I plan on using cookbook titles that are available from the public library so that there will not be any expense involved – just fun!
Please let me know in the comments section if participating in this cookbook project would be something that appeals to you. I am looking forward to a lot of YES answers.