Gardener Jabbour (The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener) enthusiastically encourages readers to explore international vegetable and herb varieties as she tours her own “global” garden that contains crops from India, Italy, Lebanon, and Mexico, among other places. She organizes her book into a “if you like this, try... ” structure, so cabbage lovers, for instance, are encouraged to try komatsuna, an Asian green that tastes similar to cabbage with mustard overtones, and people who are fond of cucumbers are introduced to cucamelons, which have the crisp and crunchy taste as cucumbers plus a citrus twist. For each new variety, the book includes directions for growing and eating and, importantly, a paragraph selling readers on the variety. “Have I got the broccoli for you!” Jabbour jokes while introducing Piracicaba broccoli. Loaded with lush photos throughout, this attractive book will appeal to gardeners and gourmands alike. Color photos. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 11/20/2017 Release date: 02/01/2018 Genre: Nonfiction
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