Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion
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. Follow in the footsteps of one of Australia's best-loved cooks and food writers 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 73 different vegetables, herbs and fruit, and try some of the 250 recipes that will transform your fresh produce into delicious meals. Whether you have a large plot in a suburban backyard or a few pots on a balcony, you will find everything you need to get started in this inspiring and eminently useful garden-to-table guide.
Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2010.
Stephanie Alexander is one of Austrlia's most highly regarded food writers, and has written eleven books, including her Australian kitchen bible, The Cook's Companion (which resides in over 400 000 homes), Stephanie's Menus, Stephanie's Seasons and Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook (co-author). Her most recent book, Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids, exudes the philosophy that there is no such thing as special food for children: if food is good, everyone will enjoy it regardless of their age, and this principle is followed through in this book, which aims to involve all the family in both gardening and cooking at home. A note from the editor: Both authoritative and distinctly personal, the book is one that all keen and aspiring kitchen gardeners and home cooks will want to own then use everyday.