How to Grow Herbs for Gourmet Cooking Author:Frederick O. Anderson A Formal Colonial Herb Garden — How to grow herbs for gourmet cooking including 100 recipes from 25 countries. — Here are directions for starting gardens of all sizes, from a small window box containing eight indispensable herbs-basil, thyme, oregano,sage, chives, dill, tarragon, and summer savory-to plot large enough to yield 234 varieties. The a... more »uthor also tells where you can obtain herb seeds and plants, and which kinds can be cultivated for fragrance or beauty. As part of the fascinating lore of herbs, Mr. Anderson cites some age old herbal remedies, as well as herbs used for witchcraft and exotic formulas for violet wine and rose petal pudding.
The author and his wife have searched and sampled extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Near East to find and develop their unique recipes. Several admiring cooking authorities, including Clementine Paddleford and Craig Claiborne, have already delighted readers with some of them.« less