Herbarium

 

Herbarium (plural: herbaria): a collection of preserved plant specimens stored, catalogued, and arranged systematically; the building or room where the specimens are housed

This isn’t just a book for the kitchen – it’s for the greenhouse, the medicine cabinet, the coffee table…

Award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s Herbarium is a 21st-century reboot of the traditional herbal compendium. The visual genius behind the international bestseller The Geometry of Pasta, she has created abstract forms and vibrant colours to illustrate 100 essential herbs and to reveal their hidden properties.

From bergamot, comfrey and dill to sassafras, vervain and wasabi, all types of herbs are covered; each is explained through the fascinating history of their uses and symbolism. There are tips on how to use them as seasonings and how to create healing potions, as well as advice on when and how to grow them.

Herbarium celebrates all facets of herbs and all their life-enhancing properties.

  • Hardcover
  • 24.6 x 17.5 cm
  • 224 pages

About the Author

Caz Hildebrand is one of the Creative Partners at Here Design. She is the award-winning designer of sumptuous best-selling cookbooks by Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. In 2010 Caz created The Geometry of Pasta with leading chef Jacob Kenedy of London’s Bocca di Lupo, revealing the secrets of eating the authentic Italian way. Her book Herbarium was published by Thames & Hudson in 2016.

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