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- DescriptionThis book introduces us to the author's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables and will be of interest both to traditional vegetable and even ornamental gardeners. It includes recipes inspired by local traditional gastromy. This book takes us on an original and inspiring adventure around the temperate world, introducing us to the author's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables. We are taken underground gardening in Tokyo, beach gardening in the UK, and traditional roof gardening in the Norwegian mountains...There are stories of the wild foraging traditions of indigeus people in all continents: from the Maori of New Zealand and the rich food traditions of the Mediterranean peoples to the high altitude food plants of the Sherpas in the Himalayas. Around the World in 80 Plants will be of interest both to traditional vegetable and ornamental. A thorough description is given of each vegetable, its traditions, stories, cultivation, where to source seed and plants, and how to propagate it.Sprinkled with recipes inspired by local traditional gastromy, this is a fascinating book, an entertaining adventure, and a real milestone in climate-friendly vegetable growing from a pioneering expert on the subject.
- Author BiographyDr. Stephen Barstow has devoted 30 years to trialling the world's perennial vegetables - just witness his salad comprising 528 varieties in 2003, earning him the title of 'Extreme Salad Man'!
- Author(s)Stephen Barstow
- PublisherPermanent Publications
- Date of Publication04/12/2014
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPermanent Publications
- Content Notefull colour throughout, includes photographs
- Weight657 g
- Width170 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Foreword byAlys Fowler
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