The New Oxford Book of Food Plants

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OUP Oxford, Aug 27, 2009 - Science - 288 pages
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The Oxford Book of Food Plants is a beautifully illustrated compendium of facts about the plants we grow in our gardens and use in our cooking. Gorgeous botanical illustrations are accompanied by accessible yet authoritative descriptions of each plant, along with fascinating historical details and nutritive values.This is a new edition of a classic book -- fully updated with the latest nutritional research, as well as beautiful new plates and descriptions of many exotic edible plants that have only recently found their way into our markets and onto our kitchen tables -- it is a must-have for anyone who loves good food, cooking, and gardening.

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This revision of the popular but now somewhat dated Oxford Book of Food Plants (LJ 4/1/70) describes and pictures fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, grains, and nuts from around the world, most ... Read full review

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J.G Vaughan is Emeritus Professor of Food Sciences at King's College London. He has written many books on botany and food plants, among them The Oxford Book of Health Foods Catherine Geissler is Professor of Nutrition and Head of the Division of Health Sciences at King's College London.

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