The Modern Spice Rack is an insightful guide to the most common spices in our cupboards, and offers up how to best make use of them in delicious recipes. Spices have, historically, been a tricky ingredient. They're prevalent in everyone's kitchens, but too often are underused, stored badly and kept years beyond their 'best before date'. There's the perceived alchemy of making a curry from scratch and the stringent marrying of certain spices to specific cuisines. This cookbook encourages liberal, creative and everyday use - a well-timed pinch to elevate a dish, with a focus on great taste rather than being tethered to tradition. Colourful introductions give context to lesser-known spices and provide new insights into more familiar varieties, and the global, taste-led recipes will have readers cooking more confidently with spices.