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Appropriate for a gardener or a cook, Herbal offers a lovely blending of the senses, and a beautiful glimpse into the possibilities of herbs. Plant Talk Science Talk.
Share this: Email Tweet. Email Author Website. Your Comment. Send Cancel Comments will be reviewed before posting to the site. Tucker, and Shawn Lineman is a wonderful resource about herbs which is currently scheduled for release on January 27 This book details 97 different variety of herbs including how to use them, how to care for them, and a variety of other important information.
Plant profiles are organized alphabetically by herb type and have wonderful full color photographs. The Culinary Herbal is a well organized and very informative guide to culinary herbs. I found the information to be comprehensive and useful. I grow many herbs that were included in the book, and thought that the collection of information was very useful and I enjoyed reading more about the herbs that I have never grown.
The herbs are categorized alphabetically and are complete with full color photographs and important information. The photographs were particularly helpful, showing multiple views and varieties of the herbs to add in identification and proper usage. The scientific and growing information was also complete and well organized. This is a great guide for herb growers and those that enjoy using fresh herbs in their kitchen. The Culinary Herbal is a fantastic resource for reference and planning a home herb garden.
It offers complete information on each herb, even some less common varieties, as well as usage and care information. I think it would be a valuable reference guide for anyone interested in getting serious about growing and using herbs. Jan 20, Rebekka Steg rated it really liked it Shelves: , health , gardening , cooking , netgalley , self-sufficiency , non-fiction. This is a beautiful and thorough collection of herbs that covers preferred growing conditions, harvesting, storage and use.
With a title of The Culinary Herbal the only thing I felt was missing would've been more actual recipes for using all of these delightful herbs. Aside from that little disclaimer, I highly recommend it. Jan 01, Janis Hill rated it it was ok Shelves: gardening , house-and-garden , netgalley-review , non-fiction. I would like to thank Timber Press for a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review. Yes there are mentions in the list of herbs as to what they are best used for, yes there are some recipes and yes there were great details on how to preserve the herbs for cooking… but I still somehow felt a I would like to thank Timber Press for a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.
To me, this was just another book on herbs. Their Latin names, some description of them but you mostly relied on the picture for identification , their origin and some of their uses.
Nothing particularly exciting or culinary. Is what we call soursop Wood Sorrel?
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Or are they just both from the Oxalis family? There were a few plants I came across like this where I found I would need to do a web search for more info… and if I was researching them via the web, would I really need this book for reference? Okay, I need to put in some positives as the book does deserve some. The section on growing herbs was good — for those who were just starting out at growing things.
Would I recommend this book to others? Possibly, but more likely not. It was an interesting book to read, but there are better Australian based herbalist books that I would suggest for local friends. Though I might recommend it to people starting out in growing their own herbs in the USA? Would I buy this book for myself? No, sorry. As said, I gathered more useful information on specific herbs from doing a web search than I did from reading it.
I really feel I am not the right audience for it. Maybe it is better suited to someone just learning about herbs? In summary: Possibly a good book for someone in North America just starting out on learning about herbs, but not in-depth enough for me. Somehow it was just missing the wow factor and I wish I could put my finger on why. Jan 27, Italo Italophiles rated it it was amazing. Three hundred pages plus of herbs you can use for cooking, with useful information on growing them, preserving them, and some recipes for them.
The authors include all the common herbs and lots of uncommon ones too. As they say: "We have written this book for gardeners who like to cook and cooks who want to grow the best-flavored culinary herbs, as well as for the everyday herbal enthusiast. The growing sections are wonderful, including troubleshooting tips. Sassafras, ginger, garlic, capers, peppers, sesame, roots, seeds leaves, flowers and fruits are included too, even herbs used only for teas, not for cooking. But I would have liked more drink recipes like for root-beer, ginger-ale and sassafras, and tips on making liquors with the herbs.
As someone who has strong reactions to everything, I would have liked also an additional section for each herb, to explain the medicinal use if any, and effects it can have on sensitive people like me. I think it would make a great gift book for herb enthusiasts. I received a review-copy of the book.
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This is my honest review. Apr 03, S rated it it was amazing. Well organized book with beautiful photos, thorough descriptions and interesting facts. Clearly well researched.
Oct 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: cookbooks , gardening-houseplants. Add to Wishlist. Ships in 7 to 10 business days. Link Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed.
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