Trial and error is a cook’s motto when creating new recipes. THE RENEE’S GARDEN COOKBOOK takes that ideology one step further. Trial and flavor.
Garden to table took on new meaning when Renee Shepherd and Fran Raboff put their talents together to create this cookbook. Growing vegetables from seed tested in Shepherd’s trial gardens yield a variety of prospects each season in flavor, colors and textures.
Every vegetable highlighted includes description, growing tips, uses and storage. Several recipes are offered for each vegetable in both vegetarian dishes and meat dishes. Each entry also includes little known facts and pointers like, “Don’t worry if your artichokes have a few black spots on their leaves as this is normal coloration, especially when harvested in cold weather.”
Herbs are also covered in this cookbook as well as edible flowers.
All recipes are beautifully illustrated by Mimi Osborne, the same artist that provides the gorgeous watercolor depictions of each new variety from Shepherd’s trial gardens.
Some of my favorites are Ginger Pumpkin Flan (pg. 91) , Grilled Champagne Onions with Sage (pg.66), Celery Root Pâté and Lavender Jelly.
THE RENEE’S GARDEN COOKBOOK is a book you will refer to time and time again for delicious meal ideas as well as expert gardening advice.
To learn more about Renee’s Garden Seed Company, visit http://www.reneesgarden.com/ .
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I received a free copy of THE RENEE’S GARDEN COOKBOOK to review. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.