Food is medicine. You’ve heard me say that a lot.
This week I got a new book that takes the concept to the next level: Spice Apothecary by Bevin Clare.
Bevin is an herbalist, herbal educator and president of the American Herbalists Guild. She’s deeply committed to broadening the reach of herbal medicine and keeping it accessible to everyone.
What better way to do that than by leveraging what many folks already have in their kitchens? Better still, this helps people access medicine that makes food more delicious!
Spice Apothecary covers 19 commonly available kitchen medicines, including black pepper, cinnamon, lavender, mustard seed, thyme and turmeric. She includes health benefits, daily dosages and many recipes. (Parsley pistachio pesto!)
The book itself is physically beautiful, filled with gorgeous photographs and clear charts that simplify spicing up your life.
I’m calling this an inspiring addition to any herbalist or foodie’s bookcase. But keep it in or near the kitchen — you’ll want to use it.
Buy the book from the author here.
Buy the book online from Bookshop here.