Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook

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Kodansha America, 2008 - Cooking - 232 pages
Increasingly, chefs today both professional and amateur are emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally and organically grown. Now, in the revised edition of the book Alice Waters of Chez Panisse called indispensable, Joy Larcom presents abundant information about crops that are full of flavor, highly nutritious and easy to grow. She describes over seventy exotic vegetables that can be cultivated regardless of climate, soil type or garden size. Here are hardy leafy mustards, komatsuna, Chinese yams and cabbage, lablab beans, pak choi, the climbing spinach basella, gourds, luffas and many more. For this edition, Larkcom has added new varieties and taken out those which are no longer available. She's updated information on such topics as pest and disease control; and added to the section that offers over 50 recipes for making delicious salads (Chinese Hot Salad), salad dressings (Lemon and Green Onion Dressing), soups (Basic Western Style Greens Soup), pickles (Pickled Mushroom Stems), and other dishes using the vegetables featured in the first section (Azuki Bean Risotto with Watercress and Grilled Tofu, Creamy Artichoke Soup, Duck with Mustard Leaves and Pasta, etc.). The helpful appendices include a glossary of gardening terms, a season/month conversion chart, a growing information chart, plant names, gardening organizations and seed suppliers in the U.S.
 

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Larkcom, a British-based gardener and author of The Salad Garden ( LJ 5/1/84), presents a comprehensive volume on Chinese and Japanese vegetables. Over 100 varieties are listed with information on ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
Looseheaded Chinese cabbage
23
Komatsuna
37
Japanese turnips
50
ONIONS
105
Perilla
112
Greenfleshed radishes
120
WATER VEGETABLES
126
17
169
Growing in containers
170
PART 3
183
Some Oriental vegetable recipes
190
APPENDICES
205
Plant names
214
31
216
Further information
221

Mugwort
132
PART 2
142
The bed system
148
Plant raising and cropping systems
158

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About the author (2008)


JOY LARKCOM is the author of The Salad Garden: Salad from Seed to Table, and is a pioneer in organic gardening. She was awarded the Royal Horicultural Societys Veitch Memorial Medal for her work on Oriental vegetables.

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