The Big Book of Herbs: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

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Interweave Press, 2000 - Gardening - 688 pages
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A typical entry provides the plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, and its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, and required soil type and pH. The plant's name in various languages is included, as is a history of the plant, its chemistry, how to propagate the plant, and its culinary and landscape uses. A botanical key is given to identify the plant, and its description includes its country of origin and various data on the plants, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds.

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Flavors and Fragrances
Chapter 4 How to Maximize Flavor and Fragrance

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Art Tucker is a botanist specializing in the identification and chemistry of plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine. He is the Research Professor and Director of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium.

Thomas DeBaggio (1942-2011) was an American author, herb grower, and advocate for research into Alzheimer's disease. DeBaggio was once called the best "Rosemaryologist in America" and his company, DeBaggio Herbs, was one of the most respected herb farms and nurseries in the Washington, DC, area. His book Growing Herbs from Seed, Cutting, and Root" was the 1995 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for best garden book of 1995 for excellence in editorial content and design.

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