Ethnic Culinary Herbs: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation in Hawaii

Ethnic Culinary Herbs: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation in Hawaii

by George Staples, Michael S. Kristiansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824820940

ISBN-13: 9780824820947

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Cilantro, lemon grass, and ginger root provide the distinctive flavor of many Asian and Pacific Rim dishes. In Hawai'i these herbs are used in everyday cooking as well as in the elaborate cuisine created by some of the Islands' most innovative chefs. Yet even in Hawai'i people find it difficult to identify these common herbs in the market or garden. Ethnic Culinary…  See more details below

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Cilantro, lemon grass, and ginger root provide the distinctive flavor of many Asian and Pacific Rim dishes. In Hawai'i these herbs are used in everyday cooking as well as in the elaborate cuisine created by some of the Islands' most innovative chefs. Yet even in Hawai'i people find it difficult to identify these common herbs in the market or garden. Ethnic Culinary Herbs is a fully illustrated guide book that describes more than thirty herbs grown, sold, and used in Hawai'i (Many can also be found in ethnic produce markers throughout North America.) Unlike most herb books, which cover the same limited range of species (largely those of European and Mediterranean origin), this volume brings together information about herbs from other parts of the world and not only identifies the planes involved but also explains their use and cultivation.

Each species is identified by its scientific name, and common names are listed for several languages spoken in Hawai'i. A brief, non-technical description of each herb is accompanied by a full-page line drawing and true or more color photographs. Entries on culinary use are followed by specific instructions for the herb's cultivation and best methods of propagation. Pests and diseases are discussed as well its control and treatment. An index of common and scientific names permits access to main entries using any name available to the reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824820947
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.66(d)

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