Publisher: National Geographic Books
From your garden to your table, and every step in between, this lovely book will guide you through planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking herbs. There’s a visual index of 120 culinary herbs and more than 30 delicious recipes to make with them. You’ll be able to prepare your own salad dressing, marinades, flavored butter, pesto, herbal teas, and cordials, and add seasoning to your favorite meals. Whether you have a vegetable garden or want to fill some plant pots or window boxes, this book provides all the advice you need to start growing herbs. It gives you beneficial information on which herbs do well in different environments and situations. Learn the groups of herbs that like to grow together and create different selections like Mediterranean, everyday essentials, and salad herbs. Become an expert gardener with this compendium of herb cultivation. You'll find out when to plant the seeds and how to nurture them as they grow. There's helpful advice on how to keep pests away. Once you have harvested your herbs, learn the different ways you can store them for future meals, like freezing or drying them. Try your hand at the recipes to experience and enjoy the wonderful herbs you've grown. This library of herbs includes notes on their flavor and partner charts, which tell you which herbs go well with different dishes and drinks. You will know the best places to use your herbs and how to make exciting things with them. Master Gardener to Master Chef This is an essential handbook for anyone who wants to spice up their dinners with more flavor, make refreshing drinks, or learn how to partner with different flavors. Enjoy this special kind of recipe book that will help you create your own herb garden, so that every herb you use in the kitchen, you have the pleasure of growing it yourself. An especially thoughtful gift for the gardener or chef in your life. • 120 different culinary herbs, with stunning photos and clear descriptions. • Four sections with advice on how to plant, nurture, harvest, store, and cook with these herbs. • More than 30 recipes for hot and cold drinks, condiments, dressings, and many sensational meals.