15 Sept 2009

Stephanie's new book

I have incredibly high expectations for Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion: Dig, Plant, Water, Grow ,Harvest, Chop, Cook.

It is due for release in a couple of weeks.

The Penguin Books website says this:
If you have ever dreamed of picking fresh salad leaves for the evening meal, gathering vine-ripened tomatoes or pulling up your own sweet carrots, this is the book for you. Follow in the footsteps of one of Australia's best-loved cooks and food writers as she reveals the secrets of rewarding kitchen gardening. Be encouraged by detailed gardening notes that explain how adults and children alike can plant, grow and harvest 73 different vegetables, herbs and fruit, and try some of the 250 recipes that will transform your fresh produce into delicious meals. Whether you have a large plot in a suburban backyard or a few pots on a balcony, you will find everything you need to get started in this inspiring and eminently useful garden-to-table guide.
Check back for a review soon!!


  1. Oh this sounds WONDERFUL!! I have never heard of the author but the topic sounds fantastic. I have a husband that loves to garden and we have a lovely vege patch but I am a awful cook- because it is not a passion of mine (I can cook ok) but I have always thought how useful it would be to have a list of ways/ recipes to use for all the wonderful things he has in the garden... perhaps I need THIS book!!! Thanks for the heads up!

  2. ohh........I'm going straight to my library and putting a hold on that - (or a request to purchase)


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