The Food Lover's Garden: Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat

Sm Quarto, 2011, PP.192,
The Food Lover s Garden Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat Sm Quarto PP

  • Title: The Food Lover's Garden: Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat
  • Author: Mark Diacono
  • ISBN: 9781604692297
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Food Lover's Garden: Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat”

    1. rabbitsandradishesThe Food Lover's Garden by Mark Diacono is one of my favorites because it was the first book I read that explored the more unique edibles. This book is not about growing potatoes and onions, it is about growing those tasty edibles that you will rarely or never see in the store. There are seven main chapters covering tree fruit, nuts, soft fruit, herbs and spices, beans and greens, leaves and flowers, and root crops. Each chapter profiles 4 to 8 unique edibles with a great taste [...]

    2. Mark Diacono has collected a large and interesting book of plants and recipes. His choices are all about avoiding spending your gardening time and energy growing some of the food plants that you can go buy for a few cents a pound at the local grocery store. He advocates growing some really exotic fruits and veggies so that what you have you couldn't find anywhere but in your garden. A second thread in this search is that many of the plants he documents and gives very complete planting and cultiv [...]

    3. I didn't read every single page, only the ones featuring foods I might like to grow. I did have quite a few on my wishlist, by the time I finished. I am especially eager to try the alpine strawberries and the microgreens (like, the easiest ones to work with). But that falls into the "maybe someday" category on my mental list of things that I want to do. Overall, this is a beautiful, informative book. It was definitely written by a food lover for food lovers. Mark Diacono's enthusiasm is contagio [...]

    4. Book 59 2012 Reading Challenge --Unusual book, and the title is misleading. The book could be titled Unusual Edibles You Might Want To Grow and eat --Here is what the book covers: Medlars, Mulberries, Quince, Almonds, Chestnuts, Autumn Olive, Blue Honeysuckle, Guava, Goji Berries, Japanese Wineberry, Carolina Allspice, Chervil, Lovage, Cicely, Cardoons, Romanesco, Microleaves, Mizuna, Sorrel, Egyptian Walking Onion, Oca, Salsify, and Yacon. Now do you agree with me? Of course there are a few rec [...]

    5. I'm probably not going to plant the unusual plant suggestions that are Diacono's favorites, but the book does have a good message to grow what you love to eat, grow what you pay big bucks for at the grogery, and grow what gives alot of flavor to dishes. Guess I'm going to keep growing the sugar snap peas, basil, and hot peppers.

    6. Philosophy similar to mine - I should grow as many bizarre and exotic things as I want because it's my garden and there are no rules limiting me to lettuce and onions.

    7. Quince, mulberries and sweet chestnuts should be found in my next yard. Amazing book. Not to be missed by gardeners and cooks!

    8. Very enjoyable read with concisely captured information, will definitely influence what we will plant this season.

    9. Really excellent book, and really well written. I now have a long list of plants I need to add to my garden!

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