Picked when they are fresh, ripe, and full of the power to impart health, homegrown vegetables are a culinary joy bar none. This handbook invites you to experience the pleasures of growing and eating gourmet vegetables. Renowned gardeners, growers, and chefs offer expert advice on scores of classic and little-known vegetable varieties, from artichokes, asparagus, and the tastiest tomatoes to ancient crops like quinoa and amaranth. They also share their favorite recipes, enticing you to savor the unsupassed flavors of sun-ripened produce from your own backyard.
- The tastiest vegetable varieties and how to grow them in your garden
- The expert tips of well-known gardeners and cooks, from Anne Raver in the East to Rosalind Creasy in California
- Scores of tasty recipes
- How Maine growers Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch harvest year-round gourmet vegetables
- Nursery sources for hard-to-find varieties, and more
Read excerpts from Gourmet Vegetables.