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Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook
     

Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook

by Joy Larkcom, Elizabeth Douglass (Illustrator)
 

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An indispensable guide to growing and using Oriental vegetables based on ten years of research in China and the author's own garden. Larkcom shows that many lesser-known Oriental vegetables thrive regardless of season and includes over 50 of her own delicious recipes. Bibliography, index, glossary, and seed-outlet listings. Full-color photographs.

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An indispensable guide to growing and using Oriental vegetables based on ten years of research in China and the author's own garden. Larkcom shows that many lesser-known Oriental vegetables thrive regardless of season and includes over 50 of her own delicious recipes. Bibliography, index, glossary, and seed-outlet listings. Full-color photographs.

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Indispensable for the gardening cook. --Alice Waters of Chez Panisse

The most authoritative work on the market for anyone who wants to understand oriental vegetables. --Martin Yan, host of PBSs Yan Can Cook

All her works are excellent shes the queen of vegetable growing. --Dan Pearson, The Observer

Larkcom, a British-based gardener and author of The Salad Garden, presents a comprehensive volume on Chinese and Japanese vegetables. Over 100 varieties are listed with information on scientific and Oriental names, general background, cultivation requirements, and use in the kitchen. An additional section focuses on gardening techniques, such as "cut and come again" methods and protected cropping. The book concludes with a short collection of simple recipes. The information-dense text is occasionally lightened by high-quality line drawings and several pages of color photographs. The thorough index will be helpful for individuals interested in determining the identity of vegetables found in Oriental markets. As a whole, Oriental Vegetables focuses more on information for the "garden" than the "kitchen," and it should be a fine addition for most gardening collections, especially in such areas where interest in Oriental food is high. --Virginia A. Henrichs, Library Journal

Now I have someone to hold my hand while I try growing all this exotic stuff. --The Los Angeles Times Daily Dish blog

Library Journal
Larkcom, a British-based gardener and author of The Salad Garden ( LJ 5/1/84), presents a comprehensive volume on Chinese and Japanese vegetables. Over 100 varieties are listed with information on scientific and Oriental names, general background, cultivation requirements, and use in the kitchen. An additional section focuses on gardening techniques, such as ``cut and come again'' methods and protected cropping. The book concludes with a short collection of simple recipes. The information-dense text is occasionally lightened by high-quality line drawings and several pages of color photographs. The thorough index will be helpful for individuals interested in determining the identity of vegetables found in Oriental markets. As a whole, Oriental Vegetables focuses more on information for the ``garden'' than the ``kitchen,'' and it should be a fine addition for most gardening collections, especially in such areas where interest in Oriental food is high.-- Virginia A. Hen richs, Chicago Botanic Garden Lib., Glencoe, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568363707
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

JOY LARKCOM is the author of The Salad Garden: Salad from Seed to Table, and is a pioneer in organic gardening. A recent Garden Writer of the Year in Britain, she has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal.

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