Library Journal Review
Long used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, turmeric's antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties have been confirmed by modern research. Here, the editors of lifestyle and wellness publisher Aster, aim to take home cooks beyond curry by offering 50 diverse recipes-some even incorporating the fresh root that is becoming more widely available. Many people enjoy turmeric in soothing tonics and teas, and this volume features a chapter on chilled and simmered beverages. Other sections offer ideas for breakfast, snacks, soups, vegetarian cuisine, fish and meat dishes, and sweets. Suggestions for beauty treatments are also included. Asian-inspired recipes shine, but the book demonstrates that dishes such as gnocchi and beef stew can also be seasoned nicely with turmeric. Even corn and maple syrup combine deliciously with turmeric here. One of the most colorful spices makes for lovely photos throughout. The index is basic; not recognizing that salmon and mackerel are types of fish, for example. VERDICT Recommended for spice devotees and health-conscious cooks alike.-Bonnie Poquette, Milwaukee © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.