Kitchen Garden Experts: Twenty Celebrated Chefs & Their Head Gardeners

Hardcover | May 1, 2014

byCinead McternanPhotographed byJason IngramForeword byRaymond Blanc

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This book features the chefs and gardeners of UK's most exciting restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes focusing on the ways they produce the very best fruit and vegetables to appear on that day's menu. It reveals their beautiful kitchen gardens, inspiring and delicious recipes, and their tried-and-tested gardening techniques. Now you can explore the kitchens and gardens of famous chefs, from Terence Conran to Raymond Blanc, and restaurants, such as River Cottage and Petersham. Gain extraordinary access to the kitchen gardens and personal recipe books of more than 20 head chefs. With this book any gardener can follow the precise steps that top chefs take to create great-tasting dishes. From choosing, growing, harvesting and cooking, find out how to make the tastiest dishes using more than 30 crops and recipes. The chefs reveal the details that contribute to perfection, how they collaborate with their head gardeners to determine soil preparation, the timing of sowing, careful harvesting and refined storage, right down to how they prepare the crops for cooking. For existing gardeners, it will offer inspiration when it comes to choosing what to grow from the perspective of what's good to eat. Arranged by region, this book will enable armchair and real exploration of restaurants, kitchens and gardens, from fruits to vegetables to herbs and from plot to kitchen. You can book a table at all the places featured, or enjoy recreating the ingredients and the meals yourselves.

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This book features the chefs and gardeners of UK's most exciting restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes focusing on the ways they produce the very best fruit and vegetables to appear on that day's menu. It reveals their beautiful kitchen gardens, inspiring and delicious recipes, and their tried-and-tested gardening techniques. Now you can...

Cinead McTernanis a horticulturally trained editor ofThe Simple ThingsandThe Edible Gardenmagazines, and deputy editor ofThe English Garden. She has previously worked onBBC Gardener's World.She calls Bristol, UK, home.JASON INGRAMis an award-winning garden and food photographer. He is based in Bristol, UK, and travels widely photograph...

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Hardcover|May 15 2015

$25.80 online$28.99list price(save 11%)
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.25 × 7.75 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Frances LincolnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711234965

ISBN - 13:9780711234963

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"Ever wonder how food goes from garden to table in the restaurants of chefs who are working hard to incorporate food grown on site? "Kitchen Garden Experts" brings us into the world of UK chefs and their gardeners, a book that's as much about the products that are grown as the people that grow them." (5 COOKBOOKS FOR PEOPLE WITH A VEGETABLE GARDEN (OR WHO JUST LOVE GROWING FOOD) - Ecosalon