Complete Book of Herbs and Spices

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9780906459003: Complete Book of Herbs and Spices

A revised and updated edition of the classic illustrated guide to culinary, aromatic, cosmetic, and medicinal plants offers a comprehensive guide to the propagation, cultivation, harvesting, curing, and use of three hundred plants. 20,000 first printing.

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Sarah Garland is a much-loved author/illustrator who has published more than 40 books. The daughter of a publisher and illustrator, she trained as a typographer at the London College of Printing. She has written many books for children, and also books for adults on herbs and their uses. During her childhood in the New Forest and in recent years she has concentrated on growing a very wide variety of herbs to use in her kitchen, and to treat minor ailments. She lives in Chedworth, Gloucestershire. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Eddie's Garden and Eddie's Kitchen; Going to Playschool, Doing the Garden, Going Swimming, Coming to Tea, Doing the Shopping, Doing Christmas, Having a Picnic and Doing the Washing; Billy and Belle; Dashing Dog; Splash and Zoom.

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Books with the word "complete" in the title don't always meet expectations, but this reissue of a modern herbal ( LJ 12/1/79) does not disappoint. Following an introductory chapter on the history and traditions of herbs, Garland describes over 300 herbs and spices. Each plant is illustrated with detailed watercolor drawings, and information on its culture, preparation, and various uses is provided. There are some minor revisions of text and illustrations, but the bibliography has not been updated. Many fine herb books have been published since this book first appeared. Of particular note is the eminently practical Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs ( LJ 11/15/87) and Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead's beautiful Herbs: Gardens, Decorations and Recipes (Clarkson Potter: Crown, 1985). If Garland's book is not already on the shelf, it also deserves a place. For most gardening collections.
- Virginia A. Henrichs, Chicago Botanic Garden Lib., Glencoe, Ill.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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