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Growing & Using Herbs & Spices - Don Burke

Growing & Using Herbs & Spices

By: Don Burke

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2013
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Another great book from Don Burke, Herbs and Spices has a wonderful collection of herbs and spices that can be grown in your own garden, and used in everyday cooking.

Herbs and Spices by Don Burke has a wonderful collection of herbs, and spices, that can be grown in your own garden, and used in everyday cooking. There are plants that produce leaves that can be included in recipes for food and drink flavourings as well as in medicines and perfumes. Also included are spices that are similar products made from non-leafy plant parts like bark, fruit, seeds, roots and even pollen-like saffron, the world?s most expensive spice. Usually they are sold dried.

Most spices simply can?t be grown easily at home: can you imagine collecting crocus flowers to shake out the pollen to make saffron! Or removing the bark from a cinnamon tree to make cinnamon? Herbs are by far the best and easiest of all edible plants to grow. They are also the most useful edible plant group. But which herbs and spices should you grow? Choosing what herb or spice is right for you is easy in this lovely illustrated guide to herbs and spices. Each herb listing has information on how to grow the herb, harvesting, kitchen uses and its health benefits. There are also recipes so that you can experience the aromatic tastes of these herbs yourself.

Don Burke

Donald William "Don" Burke (born 16 July 1947) is an Australian television personality and author. He is best known as the long time host of Burke's Backyard, a lifestyle program which ran for 17 years from 1987 to late 2004 on the Nine Network. It has returned several times over recent years with a number of Burke's Backyard Specials. The show has now returned again with several segments on Nine's A Current Affair. There is an ongoing monthly magazine titled Burke's Backyard also.

Burke was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2010 for service to conservation and the environment through advisory roles, to the horticultural industry, and to the media as a television presenter.

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Don Burke

Outside of his TV work, Don has been Associate Editor of the trade journal Australian Horticulture for five years and Editor in Chief of Burke's Backyard Magazine which began in 1998. He is the author of more than 10 books, including The Lazy Gardener, six volumes of Burkes Backyard Information Guide, Home Grown, Indigenous and Burke's Backyard Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets.

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ISBN: 9781921517303
ISBN-10: 1921517301
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st October 2013
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.18