Jekka's Herb Cookbook

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Jekka's Herb Cookbook

Format:  Hardcover,

352 pages

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

Publish Date: Feb 2011

ISBN-13: 9781554078141

ISBN-10: 1554078148

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" "What's exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she's focused on a 'hit-list, ' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them." -- From the foreword."

Jekka McVicar -- whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" -- has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as: Its botanical features and varieties A history of the herb in cooking How to harvest and use the herb Non-culinary uses The most important and useful varieties of that herb Suggestions for using excess harvest

"Jekka's Herb Cookbook" also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include: Salads Sandwiches Stews Beverages Desserts Meat Poultry Seafood dishes Condiments and sauces

There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar's knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

For cooks and herb gardeners, "Jekka's Herb Cookbook" is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

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Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: Feb 2011
ISBN-13: 9781554078141
ISBN-10: 1554078148
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 10.0 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 9781554078141

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Review by Library Journal (2011-06-17)

What a wonderful book to add to your collection as we begin the gardening season! Truly an "all you would ever want to know" guide, it includes descriptions of 50 herbs (with cultivation tips), "History in Cooking", "Harvesting and Uses", and an annotated list of herb varieties. Most useful is the "Excess" section, which features advice on what to do when the plant is at its peak and producing more than you can use.

McVicar, whose UK herb farm has won 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals, stretches the definition of herbs to include mustard greens, stevia, violets, and wild (alpine) strawberries. Pasta with Spring Herb Sauce and Basil Cookies are among the standout recipes. A serious cook as well as a gardener, McVicar also includes worthwhile suggestions on home canning and preservation.

Verdict: An important addition to cooking and gardening collections that will serve readers well all year long.

-Grace Shanahan, formerly with Brooklyn P.L., NY

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

"What's exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she's focused on a 'hit-list, ' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them". -- From the foreword.

Jekka McVicar -- whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" -- has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:

  • Its botanical features and varieties
  • A history of the herb in cooking
  • How to harvest and use the herb
  • Non-culinary uses
  • The most important and useful varieties of that herb
  • Suggestions for using excess harvest

Jekka's Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Stews
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood dishes
  • Condiments and sauces

There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar's knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka's Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

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