About: Rising food prices, the slow food movement, and the green movement have revived interest in finding delicious food close to home. The backyard vegetable garden is making a comeback even in urban areas. Why grow grass (that you have to mow) when you can pick the best tasting tomatoes right outside your door? Taunton’s Kitchen Gardener magazine was ahead of its time in trying to raise the bar on food prepared with home-grown food. The recipes collected here are innovative and tasty, and most are relatively simple to prepare. Not only do they help home gardeners find ways to make use of abundance, they show how to do it with style and expertise. The recipes apply equally to good seasonal buys in the supermarket or farmer’s market as to produce from a home garden.
Review:I was lucky enough to get an advanced (before I buy) look at this book. I really enjoyed how each of the fresh ingredients used there was an explanation of what was unique about it. It helped to explain why things that might not sound like they should be in a recipe together, actually not only worked well but could ultimately enhance the flavor. The book was beautifully illustrated and very well laid out. It is good to note that these are not quick recipes, you would need time and good kitchenware to make most of them. However, many of them are very healthy and unique! Overall I truly enjoyed flipping through, reading the excerpts, and jotting down recipes to try. I would buy this for a gift and will buy a copy for myself!
Author Website: http://www.kitchengardener.com/
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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