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Herbs around the Mediterranean

A gorgeously illustrated examination of the Mediterranean’s herbal bounty.
 
The St. Louis Herb Society—founded in 1941 and widely respected for its dedication to promoting the use and knowledge of herbs and its association with the Missouri Botanical Garden—is pleased to present Herbs around the Mediterranean, an examination of the region’s herbal bounty. These herbs have a rich history of medicinal, culinary, and household uses, and many have fascinating legends associated with them, as well. Profiling well-known plants like basil and rosemary alongside their more infrequently examined botanical cousins, such as cinquefoil and rampion, this book dives deep into matters of etymology, uses, cultivation, history, and more, bringing the material to life with more than two hundred and fifty color images.
 
Whether you’re a gardener, a cook, or an armchair traveler, Herbs around the Mediterranean has plenty to offer for anyone curious about these plants and their origins. All profits from the sale of the book go directly back to the research and conservation efforts of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

368 pages | 270 color plates | 7 x 10

Food and Gastronomy

Gardening

History: European History


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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson
Acknowledgements
Introduction
FRANCE
Bouquet garni
Chervil
Chives
Clary
Comfrey
Fines herbes
Garlic
Herbes de Provence
Lavender
Onion
Potherbs
Fat hen
Good King Henry
Orach
Ramsons
Rosemary
Shallot
Sweet cicely
Tansy
Tarragon
Thyme
Welsh onion
Wild leek
ITALY
Alexanders
Basil
Borage
Caper
Dye plants
Tansy
Woad
Madder
Fennel
Globe artichoke
Horehound
Hyssop
Lovage
Nepitella or calamint
Rocket
Roman condiment herbs
Rue
Valerian
EASTERN ADRIATIC
Betony
Black cumin
Damask rose
Meadowsweet
Nigella
Patience
Pink savory
Sage
Winter savory
GREECE AND CRETE
Bay
Greek sage
Lily
Myrtle
Oregano and marjoram
Parsley
Rampion
Saffron
TURKEY AND CYPRUS
Absinthe wormwood
Anise
Baharat
Costmary
Feverfew
Génépi
Hollyhock
Roman wormwood
Safflower
Salsify
Sea wormwood
Southernwood
Spiked thyme
Sumac
Wormseed
Yarrow
Za’atar
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
Caraway
Chicory
Coriander
Cornflower
Cumin
Dukkah
Fenugreek
Sesame
NORTH AFRICAN COAST
Avens
Bistort
Burnet
Centaury
Chamomile
Cinquefoil
Dill
Dittander
Garden mallow
Henna
Hop
Lemon balm
Mallow
Marshmallow
Molokhia
Mustards
Orris
Pennyroyal
Poppy
Ras el Hanout
Shrub mallow
Teasel
Tree mallow
Violet
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Cardoon
Lemon thyme
Marigold
Mint (Spearmint)
Sorrel
White thyme
Sources
Suggested Reading
Index

Excerpt

A gorgeously illustrated examination of the Mediterranean’s herbal bounty
 
The St. Louis Herb Society—founded in 1941 and widely respected for its dedication to promoting the use and knowledge of herbs and its association with the Missouri Botanical Garden—is pleased to present Herbs around the Mediterranean, an examination of the region’s herbal bounty. These herbs have a rich history of medicinal, culinary, and household uses, and many have fascinating legends associated with them, as well. Profiling well-known plants like basil and rosemary alongside their more infrequently examined botanical cousins, such as cinquefoil and rampion, this book dives deep into matters of etymology, uses, cultivation, history, and more, bringing the material to life with more than two hundred and fifty color images.
 
Whether you’re a gardener, a cook, or an armchair traveler, Herbs around the Mediterranean has plenty to offer for anyone curious about these plants and their origins. All profits from the sale of the book go directly back to the research and conservation efforts of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
 

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