Herbies Spices

Herbies Spices
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Herbie's Spices www.herbies.com.au

745 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039 (Sydney) Phone 02 9555 6035 Fax 02 9555 6037

Ian Hemphill is Herbie and has been since he was tagged with the nickname as a schoolboy. As heir to Australia's herb dynasty it has proven to be both his name and his destiny. Herbie has created a one-stop shop for the wides range of dried herbs, spices and blends in the southern hemisphere. Between Ajowan Seeds and Za'atar there are some 350 items for culinary use plus you'll get the know-how to handle these sensuous seasonings. Most are from overseas but ground locally and Herbie's create their own blends, some with up to 30 ingredients. Next-door is a specialised nursery for herbs and spice plants.

Prize - Ian Hemphill's book Spice Notes. The culmination of a life's work, Spice Notes is Ian Hemphill's definitive guide to culinary herbs and spices. Valued at $50, along with Stephanie Alexander's Cooks Companion, this book is fast becoming a kitchen essential.

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