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New book of herbs
McVicar, Jekka.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2002.
Physical Description:
288 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Format :


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SB351.H5 M357 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This lavishly illustrated A-Z reference is a must have for gardeners or anyone interested in the role of fresh herbs in a healthy lifestyle. A unique and innovative combination of cookbook, gardening guide, and organic reference, New Book of Herbs illustrates how growing and using fresh herbs can enhance ones home, health, and garden. Readers will learn how to raise and maintain herbs the organic way; discover the best ways to create simple, delicious recipes, and to recognize the medicinal, environmental, and therapeutic uses of these remarkable plants. New Book of Herbs will guide and inspire anyone interested in using herbs to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Author Notes

An internationally renowned authority on herbs, Jekka McVicar regularly appears on gardening and cooking television shows, contributes to gardening magazines, and has published two highly successful organic herb books.

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Booklist Review

Steeped in lore, herbs are among the oldest of all plants, with applications dating back thousands of years. Books extolling their virtues and promoting their properties have long been staples of the gardening library, so for one to proclaim itself so boldly as "new" it must be truly unique, and McVicar's is. A paragon of design and construction, it is so clearly organized, so carefully arranged, it should serve as the model for all such encyclopedic treatises. Stylish photographs and elegant layouts elevate this exemplary guide book to art-book status. Yet make no mistake: the practical information so handsomely conveyed is comprehensive in scope and commonsensical in approach. Beginning with a thorough explanation of gardening concerns such as care, maintenance, propagation, and harvesting, McVicar offers inventive and accessible ways of incorporating herbs in culinary and nonculinary projects. But it is her catalog of top 100 favorite herbs that forms the heart of the book, in which enticing photographs highlight essential information, making this a must-have for every herb and gardening collection. Carol Haggas