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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs



The New American Herbal is a beautiful reference for beginning kitchen gardeners, or for established gardeners looking to learn more about what could be growing.  As an amateur herb gardener and full-fledged foodie, this guide made me a very happy reader!


Stephen Orr's guide to everything herbs is a very informative overview of popular herb plants, their origins, how to grow them, and how to use them.  It is loaded with photos for easy learning and identification of the hundreds of different plants.  The book is full of herbs that I'd love to bring into our garden, like bay, French tarragon and . 

The guide provides fresh information about popular herbs like basil and rosemary, as well as interesting introductions to topics like growing tarragon, the benefits of dill, and an introduction to stevia.  Not only does the Herbal provide tips on growing and identifying herbs from around the world, but also give practical ideas for using them.  Like recipes for cooking with fresh herbs - the Braised Chicken with Tarragon.




Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

23 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great guide. I don't use a lot of herbs when cooking but now I might give it a try.

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  2. I would love to get this book to help me grow some herbs. The only thing I was able to grow this year was Rosemary. There is nothing like the fragrant smell of fresh herbs.

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  3. Thanks for sharing such a great resource. I think herb gardens are beautiful as well as tasty, and I could definitely use one for my crock pot-ery.

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  4. Perfect. I know someone who is studying Herbalism and he is a fantastic cook. I'll be sure he sees this. Thanks!

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  5. Sounds like a great reference book for beginners. Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Now that's a book I would love to check out. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow that looks so interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I know someone who would love this book, I'm going to get it for them for christmas

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  9. I love fresh herbs. Wish I could have them year round! Thanks for letting me know about the book.

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  10. Does these herbs include Chinese medicinal herbs? I'm looking for a great reference to read about that.

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  11. Fresh herbs are my fave. I need to grow a garden!

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  12. There is so much I need to learn about Herbs.. no doubt about it.

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  13. Added it to my wishlist- sounds like a perfect resource! Thank you!

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  14. This would be a great book for me. I am trying to expand my use of herbs in my cooking.

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  15. This would be a nice reference guide to add to my kitchen library. I like to learn about new herbs and how to cook with them.

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  16. Sounds like a great companion to have. Going to have to get one for our kitchen.

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  17. This post reminded of when I use to work at the all natural health food store

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  18. This sounds like an awesome guide for learning all about growing and how to use the herbs etc. Thanks for sharing

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  19. Sounds neat. I need to learn more about herbs

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  20. I really enjoy cooking with fresh herbs. I'll definitely have to get this!

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  21. I am wanting to have this one! :) I love herbs! :)

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  22. I'll need that book when we move to our new home. I hope it is also available here in my country

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  23. We will all need some type of reference at one point or another - this is great.

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