The Amazing World of Herbs

Knowledge of herbs and their value is almost as old as humanity itself. The y are essential both in the kitchen and in medicine. However, chives, rosemary and other herbs have many previously unknown aspects that are yet to be discovered. In our series of short clips, we provide fascinating insights into the world of herbs, surprise you with amazing information, and present refined recipes to encourage viewers to use herbs in their cooking. Macro shots of leaves and flowers show us the herbs up close and reveal the beauty of these delicate plants. Color photographs by a scanning electron micrograph take viewers into a previously unknown nano-world and make every little detail of the plant visible. Contrast, just as it is found in the world of herbs, is part of the series. Some scenes are set in the garden of monastery, amidst picturesque scenery, and in the ancient monastery library. These carry us back into the past in which our ancestors already knew and used the medicinal properties of herbs. Other scenes are set in a modern kitchen. Action-packed cooking sessions demonstrate unusual recipes which use herbs to conjure up delicious creations.

Broadcast date:ab Oktober 2013, ZDF Enterprises
Length:40 x 4'
Written and directed by:Anne Siegele, Stefanie Zeyn
Production:Ulrike Römhild
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Anne Siegele
Executive producer:Harmut Klenke
Filming location:Deutschland