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Growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
Tomatoes Garlic Basil celebrates three all-time favorites of the American kitchen garden. Author Doug Oster, a dedicated plantsman and cook, lives by the ethos of traditional Italian cuisine: simple food, fresh from the garden. Oster takes his readers step by step from the basics of soil preparation and plant selection to the payoff in the kitchen. For beginners and old-timers alike, this book delivers savvy organic gardening tips, a little horticultural history, serious and funny cautionary gardening tales?and 31 savory, family-tested recipes, many contributed by award winning chefs. There are 65 full color photographs throughout. 272 pages total. The foreword is by George Ball, Jr., Owner of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. He writes: "Doug Oster's down-to-earth approach to gardening shines through in his writing, he inspires the reader to think beyond the garden plot for ways to incorporate fresh produce into everyday dishes."
Book-Tomatoes, Basil & Garlic is rated
3.5 out of
Rated 2 out of
Easy Read but not indepthThe book is written in a way it's very easy to read and photos are beautiful. However the information in it is rather easy to find on the Internet. Nothing new. I was hoping to find more trouble shooting information from an experienced gardener. Nope. Recipes are fine.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of
Highly Recommend This Book!I bought this book hoping to find a few additional tips on growing my favorites - tomatoes, garlic and basil. There is a bundle of helpful information in this gardener friendly book, as well as many great recipes using the three title ingredients. The author shares what works best in his garden, while encouraging gardeners to observe what works in our gardens. Highly Recommend !!!