The Herbalist's Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs

The Herbalist's Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs

by Pat Crocker


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This is your ultimate herb cookbook . . . and more! Along with 200 recipes, this comprehensive guide profiles 40 herbs with culinary, medicinal, and beauty-enhancing benefits.
First and foremost, The Herbalist’s Kitchen is a cookbook, with 200 fresh and delicious, health-supportive recipes including an Asiago, Apple, and Sage Tart Tatin; Rosemary-Roasted Vegetable Spaghetti; Thyme and Pear Cake; Lemon Glazed Scallops with Citrus Salsa; and Elderberry Chicken Tagine. But it goes beyond food, with information and preparations for 40 herbs—from angelica, bergamot, calendula, and chamomile to lavender, tarragon, thyme, and turmeric—that work not just in the kitchen, but also as tinctures, infusions, and essential oils.

Winner of the 2018 Book Award from the International Herb Association!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454926276
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 543,950
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Author of 18 cookbooks, Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist with more than 1.25 million books in print. She was honored twice by the International Herb Association’s Professional Award, and also received the 2009 Gertrude H. Foster award from the Herb Society of America for Excellence in Herbal Literature. Her books, The Juicing Bible and The Vegan Cook’s Bible (both published by Robert Rose) have won “Best in the World” awards from the International Gourmand Culinary Guild.The past president of both the Ontario Herbalists’ Association and Home Economics Associations, Pat actively participates in the Herb Society of America, the International Herb Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Cuisine Canada, and the Culinary Historians of Canada. She lives in Neustadt, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about Pat Crocker, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

The Healing Herbs 1

Angelica 2

Basil 10

Bay 18

Bergamot 25

Borage 32

Calendula 36

Chamomile 47

Chervil 58

Chile Peppers 66

Chives 78

Clove Pink 88

Coriander/Cilantro 97

Dandelion 106

Dill 112

Elder 121

Fennel 131

French Tarragon 139

Garlic 148

Ginger 161

Horseradish 173

Hyssop 182

Lavender 189

Lemon Balm 200

Lemongrass 216

Lemon Verbena 223

Lovage 229

Mint 238

Mustard 245

Nasturtium 252

Oregano and Marjoram 264

Parsley 277

Pelargonium 290

Purslane 298

Rose 309

Rosemary 319

Saffron 328

Sage 335

Savory 342

Sea Buckthorn 348

Sweet Cicely 354

Thyme 360

Turmeric 369

Appendix 379

Glossary 390

Resources 395

Bibliography 398

Acknowledgments 401

About the Author 403

Index of Recipes, Techniques, and Took 404

Index 407

Photo, Illustration, and other Credits 424

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