Indulge your senses with the lively flavors, vivid colors, and tantalizing aromas of fresh herbs. This comprehensive guide gives you creative, festive recipes as well as valuable gardening information. With Lucinda Hutson's expert advice you'll discover how to:Grow robust and flavorful herbs using organic gardening techniques.Harvest and store herbs.Prepare more than 150 delicious and innovative recipes.Create intensely flavored herb butters and savory vinegars.Garnish and flavor recipes with beautiful edible flowers.Grow and use exotic herbs from Mexico and Southeast Asia.Design menus for special occasions such as a fiesta for friends or a feast for two.Find the best sources, including websites, for buying plants, seeds, and gourmet products.Savor the Tuscan-inspired Panzanella, the continental Celebratory Ni?oise Salad, or the Southwestern-spirited Pollo Picado. Lucinda's suggested recipe variations will turn you into a kitchen quick-change artist. Ideas for dazzling presentations make your meals as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. From rosemary and thyme to Mexican mint marigold and Thai basil, this is an essential guide for cooks and gardeners alike!
Published: 5th July 2010
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Edition Number: 1