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The Edible French Garden (Edible Garden Series, Vol. 3)

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Highlights the classic vegetables of French cuisine, such as endive, leeks, shallots, and celery. Includes growing tips from Georgeanne Brennen and Tom McCombie. Over 90 color illustrations.
Paperback, 106 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Periplus Editions (first published March 1999)
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Anju
May 30, 2009 Anju rated it liked it
Like the other books in Creasy's Edible Garden series, this is a combination cookbook and gardening book. I think of this as a good way to whet one's appetite, but it's not a comprehensive reference—except perhaps on how to grow blanched vegetables like Belgian endive and white asparagus. After reading her instructions, I've decided that blanching in the gardening sense is not something I plan on trying anytime in the near future. Reading this book did get me interested in learning more about po ...more
Helen
Jun 07, 2009 Helen rated it really liked it
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Sometimes I buy cookbooks just to read. This is one of them.

The pictures are so amazing. It was like taking a trip to the french countryside without the jetlag.

The book includes how to grow a french garden (you never know when I'll decide I need to--I certainly want to if it can look like this!) and also an encyclopedia of the french garden for growing and preparing garden vegetables that are popular in France.

Yes, vegetable gardens can be beautiful. It's just someone forgot to tell Americans th
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Jun 09, 2015 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
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Components and design of a French garden are discussed followed by recipes that use the products of the garden wether it be herbs or vegetables. The idea is that you can eat what you landscape with.
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Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, landscape designer, lecturer and consultant. She is the author of several books, including The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, Cooking From the Garden, Edible Gardening, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping and Edible Landscaping. Her writing has also appeared in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Gardening How ...more
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