Amazingly comprehensive encyclopedia of everything you ever wondered or will need to know about culinary terms and ingredients. -- Susan Miller, The Home Monthly, May 2001
Hands down, it is the ultimate accessible cooking and dining reference book. -- Mat Schaffer, Boston Herald, March 2001
If there's a culinary reference book that foodies reach for more often... we don't know what it would be. -- Renee Enna, The Chicago Times, June 2001
This mimi-tome is brimming with useful information on thousands of foods and terms. -- Renee Enna, The Chicago Times, June 2001
About the Author
Sharon Tyler Herbst, award-winning author of 13 books, is the foremost writer of user-friendly food and drink reference works. She's also a media personality and spokesperson for national food and beverage companies.