Herbie has long been the nickname of Ian Hemphill, one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts. Ian is the author of the Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition, an 800 page tome sold in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia. Herbie and wife Liz started the highly acclaimed artisan spice business, Herbie’s Spices in 1997. Having spent Fifty years working in the herb and spice industry with Liz by his side, Herbie has become a well-respected and popular figure amongst his peers, in Australia and overseas.
Herbie and Liz enjoy sharing their knowledge and unique spice experiences with a diverse range of people in their Spice Appreciation classes, and with travellers who join them on their regular Spice Discovery Tours to India.