Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book

In Jane Grigson s Vegetable Book American readers, gardeners, and food lovers will find everything they ve always wanted to know about the history and romance of seventy five different vegetables, from artichokes to yams, and will learn how to use them in hundreds of different recipes, from the exquisitely simple Broccoli Salad to the engagingly esoteric Game with TomatIn Jane Grigson s Vegetable Book American readers, gardeners, and food lovers will find everything they ve always wanted to know about the history and romance of seventy five different vegetables, from artichokes to yams, and will learn how to use them in hundreds of different recipes, from the exquisitely simple Broccoli Salad to the engagingly esoteric Game with Tomato and Chocolate Sauce Jane Grigson gives basic preparation and cooking instructions for all the vegetables discussed and recipes for eating them in every style from least adulterated to most adorned This is by no means a book intended for vegetarians alone, however There are recipes for Cassoulet, Chicken Gumbo, and even Dr William Kitchiner s 1817 version of Bubble and Squeak fried beef and cabbage Jane Grigson s Vegetable Book is a joy to read and a pleasure to use in the kitchen It will introduce you to vegetables you ve never met before, develop your friendship with those you know only in passing, and renew your romance with some you ve come to take for granted This edition has a special introduction for American readers, tables of equivalent weights and measures, and a glossary, which make the book as accessible to Americans as it is to those in Grigson s native England.
Jane Grigson s Vegetable Book In Jane Grigson s Vegetable Book American readers gardeners and food lovers will find everything they ve always wanted to know about the history and romance of seventy five different vegetables fro

  • Title: Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book
  • Author: Jane Grigson AmySherman
  • ISBN: 9780803259942
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book”

    1. I keep my copy of this in a cupboard in the kitchen. A good old fashioned cook book with none of this modern nonsense of glossy colour pictures! I particularly like the introduction to each vegetable with a bit about it's historical background and when and where Grigson has come across it and regional variations - that fills me with excitement - the idea that you can find the same old familiar vegetable but tasting oddly different in some other corner of the country.Excellent for guidence on cho [...]

    2. One of those amazing second hand finds that has followed me about waiting for it's moment of glory.And glorious it is. I love the history and stories behind each vegetable. In this book, vegetables are the main characters and sensual ones at that. What interesting lives they have led! Another wonderful cookbook that inspires so much more.

    3. Jane Grigson's style is elegant and her extraordinary erudition lightly worn. The alphabetical arrangement plus excellent cross-referencing and index make it easy to use. Personal favourite: Parsnip Soup.

    4. Parsnips"Why go to the greengrocer's? Because parsnips with earth and all their faults displayed are likely to have kept more of their flavor than the over-washed chastities sweating away in cling film." "Parsnips may have to be boiled as a preliminary to some finishing process, but never serve them straight from the water, any more than you would appear at the dinner table dripping from a bath. Only asparagus and Aphrodite can get away with it." Vegetable Marrow"The Bunter of the kitchen garden [...]

    5. Wonderful prose, this is one opinionated lady from Sunderland. I haven't read anything like it. Each vegetable gets its own chapter, introduced with a mixture of personal history (how she discovered it, what she thinks of it) or actual history (how it came to be eaten) and then perhaps 6-10 recipes using it. The recipes also have interesting introductions. Not all of them are her recipes, she gives credit to others, mainly this is her opinion of the best recipes for the vegetable. Not vegetarian [...]

    6. This is a brilliant book. Organised alphabetically, each chapter deals with a different vegetable - some history, information on how to buy, where it comes from and so on, followed by several recipes. This is not a vegetarian cookbook - it's a book on how to cook an enormous variety of vegetables. If you grow your own or get an assortment of veg in a box scheme, then this is a really useful book to have on your shelf. Grigson writes beautifully, her recipes work and they are very varied. One of [...]

    7. "Although I have labelled this vegetarian, it is more a book of how to cook vegetables (with lots of interesting variations)."

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