Jekka's Herb Cookbook

by Jekka Mcvicar

Firefly Books | August 27, 2014 | Hardcover

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"What''s exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she''s focused on a ''hit-list,'' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them." -- From the foreword.

Jekka McVicar -- whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" -- has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:

  • Its botanical features and varieties
  • A history of the herb in cooking
  • How to harvest and use the herb
  • Non-culinary uses
  • The most important and useful varieties of that herb
  • Suggestions for using excess harvest

Jekka''s Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Stews
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood dishes
  • Condiments and sauces

There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar''s knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka''s Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.94 × 3.05 × 0.59 in

Published: August 27, 2014

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554078148

ISBN - 13: 9781554078141

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Jekka's Herb Cookbook

by Jekka Mcvicar

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.94 × 3.05 × 0.59 in

Published: August 27, 2014

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554078148

ISBN - 13: 9781554078141

About the Book

"What's exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she's focused on a 'hit-list,' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them." -- From the foreword

From the Publisher

"What''s exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she''s focused on a ''hit-list,'' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them." -- From the foreword.

Jekka McVicar -- whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" -- has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:

  • Its botanical features and varieties
  • A history of the herb in cooking
  • How to harvest and use the herb
  • Non-culinary uses
  • The most important and useful varieties of that herb
  • Suggestions for using excess harvest

Jekka''s Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Stews
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood dishes
  • Condiments and sauces

There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar''s knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.

For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka''s Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.

About the Author

Jekka McVicar has been growing organic culinary, aromatic, decorative and medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She owns Jekka''s Herb Farm, which has won 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals, including 12 Chelsea golds.

Jamie Oliver is a celebrated chef and a best-selling cookbook author. He is the host of TV''s The Naked Chef.

by Jekka McVicar ; with a foreword by Jamie Oliver

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post Top 10 Cookbooks for 2011 Called England''s Queen of Herbs by superstar chef Jamie Oliver, the author lays out the history and utility of her 50 top garden herbs.
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