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The Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Fresh herbs offer a healthy and delicious way to spice up any meal, but growing and cooking with these delectable plants are endeavors fraught with uncertainty. What herbs will grow year-round on my kitchen windowsill? What foods complement rosemary? Which part of a lemongrass plant has the best flavor? Can I really eat the geraniums growing in my flower bed? This indispen ...more
Hardcover, 349 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Louisiana State University Press
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Dayna
May 09, 2009 Dayna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cooks, Gardeners and Naturalists
Shelves: at-the-library
Okay, so three things about this book ...

First, it's not a sit down and read straight through book. It's a take off the shelf and reference from time to time kind of book. If you are really into growing & cooking with herbs then just buy it. It's not worth checking out for a limited time from the library, because you won't get what you want out of it. Secondly, there are no color photographs. There are sketches of some select plants and a couple of black & white photos in the garden sec
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Emily
Jul 01, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
Good depth of material and info on herbs and the National Herb Garden. Great looking recipes.
The one part I think could use more info is the section on Herbs without Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status... it lists many herbs, but rarely says why the herb is not safe. Some are listed as toxic, but I think more info on specific plants would be good.
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Sep 09, 2008 Buttonwillow Six rated it liked it
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I wish this book had fewer recipes and more info on the care and growing of herbs. I found some of the information useful, but could have used more helpful tips.
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