The Kitchen Garden Companion : Dig, Plant, Water, Grow, Harvest, Chop, Cook Hardback
If you have ever dreamed of picking fresh salad leaves for the evening meal, gathering vine-ripened tomatoes or pulling up your own sweet carrots, this is the book for you.
In this Northern Hemisphere edition of Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion, you can follow in the footsteps of a much loved cook and food writer as she reveals the secrets of rewarding kitchen gardening.
Be encouraged by detailed gardening notes that explain how adults and children alike can plant, grow and harvest over 70 different vegetables, herbs and fruit, and try some of the 250 recipes that will transform your fresh produce into delicious meals.
Families can learn together with this book, which is, in part, a result of Alexander's work in establishing kitchen gardens in primary schools.
Her idea is that children who know how to grow and cook their own food will have an interest in healthy, fresh food for their entire lives.
Whether you have a few pots on a balcony or a large plot in a suburban back garden you will find everything you need to get started in this inspiring and eminently useful garden-to-table guide.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 752 pages, 345 colour photographs and over 115 illustrations
- Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: General cookery & recipes
- ISBN: 9781844008780
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Review by MarthaJeanne
The bottom line is: if you have a kitchen garden, you need this book. For each plant - vegetable, herb or fruit, there are a few pages of basic growing information; just what you need to decide if you can grow it, how many plants, where it fits into your set-up. Then there is basic kitchen information, followed by lovely recipes. Unlike other similar books I have, there is a wide variety of recipes and imaginative ideas for using the various veggies. Even some that might make me think twice about things I have refused to grow so far - if I had any extra growing space.Both the growing and cooking sections talk about children. If you are trying to grow vegetables with children at home or in a school garden, you will really appreciate these hints.Because this started as an Australian book, there are things that aren't usually in similar British book. But it has been adapted for Britain, so it will work well in Austria as well. There often isn't as much information on frost hardiness as I would like.