"This book is sure to be a modern classic and is one of the most important books on gardening in the current century." —Jere Gettle, founder, Baker Creek Heirloom SeedsHeirloom Vegetable Gardening has always been a book for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavors, colors, and history in their produce. This updated edition has been improved throughout with growing zones, advice, and new plant entries. Line art has been replaced with lush, full-color photography. Yet at the core, this book delivers on the same promise it made two decades ago: It’s a comprehensive guide based on meticulous first-person research to these 300+ plants, making it a book to come back to season after season.
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About the Author
William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian and a rare four-time winner of the prestigious IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Awards. Weaver, a master gardener, has been featured on such national programs as Good Morning America (with Julia Child); has appeared in many special food documentaries, including Terrapin, which won an Emmy; and has been the subject of special articles in Americana, Food & Wine, Food Arts, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and Country Living. Weaver received his doctorate in food studies at University College Dublin, Ireland, the first doctorate awarded by the University in that field of study. He maintains the Roughwood Seed Collection of heirloom food plants at the historic Lamb Tavern in Devon, Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent, and extensive book of heirloom vegetables (almost 500 pages!). The author has been saving old vegetable varieties his entire life, with some of the seeds from his grandfather from the 1930's! He also includes a very comprehensive history of people saving seeds. The list of plants is very extensive, from artichokes to yams. Each vegetable gets a thorough discussion. This is the kind of book that you want to read over and over again, especially when one is stuck inside on a cold winter day, and are dreaming of what to plant in the spring.