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 poperties.
‘An exquisite and inspirational book’ – Nigella Lawson
‘A thing of beauty’ – Yotam Ottolenghi, The Times Luxx
‘One of the loveliest books on herbs I have ever read’ – The Field
‘This gorgeous guide includes notes on each herb, including its origins, what food to pair it with and helpful growing tips’ – Vegetarian Living
‘Comprehensive and elegantly designed … Each entry has the perfect blend of history, science and practical advice, and is accompanied by vibrant illustrations … A valuable and exquisite volume. Every kitchen should have one’ – The Lady
Also, checkout Caz Hildebrand's Herbarium Reference Cards
About the Author
Caz Hildebrand is one of the Creative Partners at Here Design. She is the designer of bestselling cookbooks by Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam Clark of Moro. In 2010 she wrote 'The Geometry of Pasta' with Bocca di Lupo chef Jacob Kenedy.
PLC (Hardcover with a Printed and Laminated Cover), no jacket cover
26.4 x 17.5cm
Illustrated in colour throughout
First Published in 2016