The Food Lover's Garden

The Food Lover's Garden

Book - 2011
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"Makes growing your own into a swashbuckling and delicious adventure--where you travel the world and taste its finest fruits in your own backyard."

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, founder of River Cottage and author of The River Cottage Cookbook

For the food-loving gardener, Mark Diacono has a new mantra: Life is too short to grow ordinary food. Head gardener at the famed River Cottage, Diacono wants us all to stop growing onions, potatoes, and carrots, because it's just as easy to cultivate mouthwatering delights such as Chilean guava, kai lan, daylilies, Japanese wineberries and Szechuan pepper. In The Food Lover's Garden he shows how easy it can be to reap extraordinary flavor.

Selected for their deliciousness and ease of growing, the fruits and vegetables in the book come with straightforward gardening advice and detailed information on how and when to harvest. Preparation suggestions plus fifty recipes, such as sweet Blue Honeysuckle Pancakes, stunning and delicate Daylily Fritters, and a rich, double cream Cardoon Gratin, teach readers how to showcase the unusual ingredients in their home cooking.

Brimming with practical advice for growing and enjoying 39 of the most remarkable fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, and flowers, The Food Lover's Garden is a sumptuous and lyrical invitation to garden, eat, and live more adventurously.

Publisher: Portland [Or.] : Timber Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781604692297
Branch Call Number: 635 DIA 2011 22
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Debora


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Aug 21, 2016

Lovely pictures and overview of many edibles, including tree fruit, nuts, soft fruit, herb/spices, beans and greens, as well as edible flowers and unusual edibles such as Egyptian walking onion, Carolina allspice, oca (a knobbly tuber which is lemony and sweet)

Mar 20, 2013

though it is frustrating to read about english gardens while living in oklahoma, diacono is a fine salesman of the palate, persuading me to love things i have never even heard of before.

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