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Grow Cook Eat

A Food Lover's Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips

Willi Galloway, Jim Henkens (Photographs by)

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Conscious foodies will love this easy-to-follow guide on creating garden-to-table meals—with tips on growing and storing your own harvest, plus delicious recipes
 
From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat.
 
For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the garden and using it in the kitchen with guides to 50 of the best-loved, tastiest vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. The guides give readers easy-to-follow planting and growing information, specific instructions for harvesting all the edible parts of the plant, advice on storing food in a way that maximizes flavor, basic preparation techniques, and recipes. The recipes at the end of each guide help readers explore the foods they grow and demonstrate how to use unusual foods, like radish greens, garlic scapes, and green coriander seeds.


Praise For Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover's Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips

For those fortunate enough to have a plot of arable land, what can be more rewarding and satisfying than creating a vegetable garden? ... Gardener Galloway encourages even urban dwellers to consider raising their own fruits and vegetables. In this guide, she offers instructions on basic preparation of growing beds, including composting, an essential step for her preferred method of organic agriculture.  ... Color photographs accentuate the most appealing qualities of both produce and finished dishes.
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Master gardener and radio commentator Galloway (former West Coast editor, Organic Gardening ) concentrates here on herbs, greens, legumes, squash, cabbage, roots, tubers and bulbs, warm-season vegetables, and fruits, giving hints on planning a garden, using good soil, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and dealing with insects and diseases. VERDICT This book is recommended for all readers interested in eating what they grow.
Library Journal

What makes this book stand out from the hundreds of other new vegetable-gardening books? It's Galloway's recommendations for varieties that thrive here, from blueberries to basil.
Valerie Easton, The Seattle Times

Like to eat as much as you like to garden? Willi Galloway's Grow Cook Eat...gives a recipe for each crop.
Sunset

The pretty garden and food photography will draw any novice in, and the conversational tone makes the book feel like the gentle guidance of a best friend. Even old hands will make use of the introductory chapters, a useful guide to basic gardening know how.
Organic Gardening

For a comprehensive guide to growing and using vegetbles in your kitchen, don't miss this book by Willi Galloway. Grow Cook Eat is packed full of growing tips, harvesting ideas and 50 recipes.
Birds & Blooms

All cookbooks and gardening guides should aspire to be like Grow Cook Eat, a marvelous hybrid by Master Gardener Willi Galloway... Feast on this book and you’ll never garden or cook the same way. You’ll certainly never eat the same way again.
Greenwoman Magazine

If there was a book that I could imagine that would teach me everything I needed to know to grow the edibles I had my heart set on from edamame and melons to garlic, tomatillos and tatsoi, this would be it.
Spade & Spatula

A recipe that will reward you for the bounty you’ve brought into the kitchen but won’t exhaust you with an additional grocery list or hours in the kitchen.
Bay Area Bites, KQED

The photos are dreamy, the recipes tantalizing (Lemony Broccoli Rabe, Strawberry Basil Ice Cream...), with plenty of tips on harvesting, storing, and how to successfully grow what you eat.
The Seattle Times

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..I can't recommend it enough. Not only is it lovely to behold, it's imminently practical to use and apply. This is the gardening book you absolutely want to have on hand this coming growing season.
Ashley English, Small Measure

Sasquatch Books, 9781570617317, 304pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2012



About the Author

Willi Galloway is an award-winning radio commentator and writer who lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon. She writes about kitchen gardening and seasonal cooking on her popular blog, DigginFood.com, and pens the weekly column, "The Gardener," on Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest blog. Each Tuesday morning, Willi offers vegetable gardening advice on Seattle's popular NPR call-in show, Greendays. She also teaches a joint gardening and cooking class with James Beard award-nominated chef Matthew Dillon at the Corson Building in Seattle and hosts an online garden-to-table cooking show, Grow. Cook. Eat., with her husband, Jon. Willi was the West Coast Editor of Organic Gardening magazine from 2003 to 2010. The author lives in Portland, OR.