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New Urban Farmer: From Plot to Plate

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From her own allotment, Celia Brooks Brown brings tales of her adventures in vegetable growing. She shares her gardening expertise and tips from the other allotmenteers in a year-round gardening book that is part-journal, part-gardening manual, part-recipe book with one aim: to inspire you to cultivate and enjoy your own delicious homegrown produce
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 2010 by Quadrille Publishing (first published 2010)
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I liked this book and will probably find myself returning to it for reference. It needs to be read in conjunction with other gardening books, I think, to fill in a few gaps in detail, but its an easy to follow, encouraging and inspiring book.
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A pleasantly readable account of a year on an urban allotment. Well illustrated and peppered with recipes. There’s little solid information for the seasoned gardener but it seems an inspiring book for a beginner.
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Celia Brooks Brown’s inventive style of cooking has made her an established name on the cookery shelf. Born in Colorado, USA, she moved to Britain after university. She worked for several years as a private chef for the film director Stanley Kubrick and running her own catering business.

Celia wrote a weekly column for The Times online called “Urban Farmer” about her allotment in North London, and
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