Kew's Global Kitchen Cookbook

101 Recipes Using Edible Plants from around the World

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

With an Introduction by Carolyn Fry
160 pages | 70 color plates | 8 1/2 x 7 | © 2013
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781842464960 Published March 2014 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
This delectable cookbook centers on plants and spices from six continents. Recipes are gathered by region, and range from healthy salads (sesame prawn and sour green mango salad) to hearty main dishes (grilled quail in rose petal sauce) and sumptuous desserts (blueberry and lavender ice cream).  Accessible to novice cooks as well as experts, the recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, with ingredients that are readily available in stores or farmers' markets. A foldout conversion table is included for reference and an appendix of herbs details their flavors and uses.

This unique cookbook also touches on historical, botanical, and economic themes. Each featured plant comes to life through beautiful botanic illustrations from Kew’s archives, and tales of travel and adventure reveal the plant’s role in culinary history. We learn how Europe’s fortunes turned on peppercorn and that a Turkish ambassador once made the most sought-after coffee in town. With a dash of history, a splash of travel, and a healthy serving of foolproof recipes, Kew’s Global Kitchen Cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good story served up with great food.
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"This cookbook is dedicated to edible plants from around the world, from Kazakhstan to Kent. Carolyn Fine’s introduces unusual plant material, combining them with excellent illustrations and unusual recipes. . . . Even you never attempt a recipe from this work, you will find it a great read, learning about new edible plants and their use in kitchens around the world."
Life and Chai
"Kew’s Global Kitchen Cookbook comes as a great reminder of the source of such worldly delights, the fascinating history surrounding their arrival on our shores, and how they’ve been put to culinary use over the centuries."
The Botanical Baker
"Each plant that is featured in the book has its own story of travel and adventure, and is brought to life with over 70 beautiful botanical illustrations from the Kew archives. . . . Botanical and brilliant!"
A Mummy Too
"A delicious adventure."
Contents
From Kazakhstan to Kent: The journey of plants to our plate
 
Plants from Europe
 
Plants from West Asia
 
Plants from Central and South Asia
 
Plants from East and South East Asia
 
Plants from Africa
 
Plants from the Americas
 
The World’s Herb Garden
 
Spices of Exploration
 
Index
 
Conversion tables
 
Further reading
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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