Few things are as satisfying as cultivating plants for your own kitchen, and more and more of us are discovering the delight of preparing and eating freshly harvested homegrown food. For this growing band of gardener-cooks, RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener is an insightful introduction to a range of new, curious and common herbs. Alongside familiar varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new shapes, colours and tastes.
Each herb has its own listing, with short headings providing easily accessible information on climate, size, origin, history, cultivation, storage and preparation. Practical growing tips, fascinating facts, nutritional information and classic recipes such as herbes Provencales, edible herb flowers, topiary, propagation as well as historic settings and uses.
Beautiful watercolour and engraved botanical illustrations feature throughout to make this a feast for both the eyes and the table.