Jekka's Herb Cookbook by Jekka McVicarJekka's Herb Cookbook by Jekka McVicar

Jekka's Herb Cookbook

byJekka McVicarForeword byJamie Oliver

Paperback | July 4, 2012

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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.

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....
Title:Jekka's Herb CookbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1.5 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770850058

ISBN - 13:9781770850057

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resource I love the design of this book, it's beautiful. It's perfect for the person who wants to learn more about different herbs and what to do with them. The book is quite comprehensive and acts as a great resource!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Detailed description and recipes how to use each herb! My cooking was enhanced by better taste and I use more of my garden herbs.
Date published: 2017-01-27

Editorial Reviews

The Brits are still making beautiful books, thank goodness. Heavy, quality paper, lovely design, and detailed color drawings make Jekka McVicar's first cookbook a pleasure to handle even if you never cooked from it. But you will, for who can resist recipes like Lemon Verbena Creme Brulee, or Mum's Mint Sauce? From ideas on how to use up excess arugula (pesto) to a clever and aromatic way of baking fennel bulbs, the cookbook is practical as well as pretty.... From angelica to wild strawberries you'll enjoy Jekka's wisdom and creativity, as well as all her ideas on how best to put what you grow to good use. Okay, I'm off to whip up a batch of Zucchini, Dill and Parlsey Pancakes... like most of the recipes in the book, the food is simple, tasty and reasonably healthful.