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What are some comprehensive herb and spice encyclopedias?

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The Epicentre and Spice Advice websites have comprehensive encyclopedias, and the Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices and Flavorings by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz is an encyclopedia in print form. Provided information includes the history and traditional culinary uses of different types of herbs and spices.

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These comprehensive encyclopedias also include information pertaining to wild herb identification, different regions of growth for each herb, complementary flavor pairings and any health benefits. The Epicentre also gives entries for classic spice blends such as different varieties of masala and ras el hanout, and includes recipes for spice blends such as apple pie spice, Chinese five-spice, herbes de provence and English spice

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