Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

by Michelle McKenzie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611802870
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 845,111
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

MICHELLE MCKENZIE is the program director and an instructor at 18 Reasons, a cooking school, event venue, and community gathering place in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by the well-known Bi-Rite Market. A chemistry major turned culinary school graduate, Michelle cut her teeth at Blue Hill at Stone Barns before opening her first restaurant in Atlanta. After introducing thousands of Southerners to amaranth with pickled ramps and walnuts and the like, she became a private chef for high-profile clients, including Ted Turner and Jane Fonda. Her desire to teach drew her westward, where she lives today a few blocks from 18 Reasons, melding home, work, and community.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Asian Pears 1

Bolting Herbs 9

Buddha's Hand 17

Burdock 27

Cardoons 35

Celeriac 41

Celery Leaves 47

Daikon Radish 55

Dandelion 63

Dates 71

Edible Ornamentals 79

Fava Leaves 85

Fennel Fronds, Flowers, and Pollen 93

Fig Leaves 99

Gooseberries and Ground Cherries 109

Green Garlic 115

Horseradish 123

Huckleberries 129

Kohlrabi 135

Kumquats 141

Mustard Greens 149

Nettles 157

Persimmons 165

Pomegranates 173

Purslane 183

Quince 191

Radicchio 199

Ramps 207

Rose Petals 213

Shallots 219

Sorrel 229

Sprouts 237

Squash Blossoms 249

Sunchokes 255

Tomatillos 263

Weeds We Want 271

Pantry Essentials 281

In My Larder 291

Sources 296

Acknowledgments 298

Index 299

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