The book of kale & friends 14 easy-to-grow superfoods

Sharon Hanna, 1948-

Book - 2014

"Following the success of her national bestseller, The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope, for even more fun with kale. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing -- this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it thrives in winter and sweetens in the cold, it self-seeds, its flowers sustain bees, and it?s so easy to grow you will feel like a master gardener with almost no effort. With the seemingly limitle...ss ways to enjoy this superfood -- kale salad, kale chips, kale pizza, kale soup, kale pesto, and even kale cookies -- one book just wasn't enough. Kale, available in so many gorgeous varieties, grows well in pots, and anyone with a balcony, back porch or limited outdoor space can access fresh, tender leaves year-round. In addition to more tips on kale cultivation, Sharon and Carol invite readers to branch out with thirteen other superfood crops that are equally easy to grow, as well as nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. With advice on growing and using arugula, basil, chives, cilantro/coriander, herb fennel, garlic, kale, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme, readers can save hundreds of dollars a year on grocery bills. After the garden is planted, celebrate with over 130 recipes, including Kale Cilantro Chimichurri, Potato-Crusted Kale and Smoked Salmon Tart, and Kalelicious Chocolate Cake. With abundant vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, The Book of Kale and Friends has something to please everyone. Even the family pooch is invited to enjoy the healthy harvest with Kale Doggy Biscotti!"--Amazon.ca.

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Subjects
Genres
Cookbooks
Published
Madeira Park, BC, Canada : Douglas & McIntyre 2014.
©2014
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
224 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Issued also in electronic format
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 218) and index.
ISBN
9781771620147
1771620145
Main Author
Sharon Hanna, 1948- (author)
Other Authors
Carol Pope (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In their follow-up to The Book of Kale, writer Hanna and gardening expert Pope teach readers how to cultivate, harvest, eat, and cook with kale and other "superfoods," including arugula, basil, lovage, parsley, and thyme. They share a variety of useful kitchen techniques—including how to dry kale leaves and turn them into nutritious flakes that can be easily hidden from picky eaters—as well as more than 50 "superfast meal ideas" (e.g., tortellini with kale soup, kale cobb salad) that are practical, inexpensive, and nutritious. They devote the rest of the book to mostly vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes, such as kale-packed twists on guacamole and hummus, creative soups and salads, and even desserts and dog biscuits. VERDICT Recommended for readers who seek a deeper understanding of kale and other superfoods—one that goes far beyond how to turn them into chips. [Page 98]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

With great enthusiasm and evidence of a solid base of knowledge and understanding of modern superfoods such as kale, arugula, herb fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage, mint, oregano and others, Hanna and Pope serve up more than 200 pages of hard to resist advice and recipes for "everything kale and friends." They present convincing reasons why planting, growing, consuming, living with, and loving this group of extremely healthful vegetables is good for people and the environment. In addition to providing supportive basics on planting and growing the herbs, the book includes concise gems of information about nutritional and health benefits of each, along with hints on how to eat them. These vegetables, they say, can just as easily be grown in pots as in the garden, making year around daily access to superfoods, grown in one's own living- space, possibe. The sound gardening advice provided, along with 160 pages of tempting recipes for any meal and any course, including deserts and drinks, will leave readers feeling confident that any and all ventures into the world of superfoods will be successful and rewarding.(Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

With great enthusiasm and evidence of a solid base of knowledge and understanding of modern superfoods such as kale, arugula, herb fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage, mint, oregano and others, Hanna and Pope serve up more than 200 pages of hard to resist advice and recipes for "everything kale and friends." They present convincing reasons why planting, growing, consuming, living with, and loving this group of extremely healthful vegetables is good for people and the environment. In addition to providing supportive basics on planting and growing the herbs, the book includes concise gems of information about nutritional and health benefits of each, along with hints on how to eat them. These vegetables, they say, can just as easily be grown in pots as in the garden, making year around daily access to superfoods, grown in one's own living- space, possibe. The sound gardening advice provided, along with 160 pages of tempting recipes for any meal and any course, including deserts and drinks, will leave readers feeling confident that any and all ventures into the world of superfoods will be successful and rewarding.(Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Shares tips for cultivating kale and thirteen other superfood crops and using them to prepare such fare as kale cobb salad, garlicky roast potatoes and kale, and kalelicious chocolate cake.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Following the success of her bestseller The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope for The Book of Kale and Friends. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing — this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it thrives in winter and sweetens in the cold, it self-seeds, its flowers sustain bees, and it’s so easy to grow that anyone who tries will feel like a master gardener with almost no effort. In addition to more tips on kale cultivation, Sharon and Carol invite readers to branch out with 13 other superfood crops that are equally easy to grow, as well as nutritious and versatile in the kitchen, including arugula, basil, chives, cilantro, herb fennel, garlic, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme. With abundant vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes, The Book of Kale and Friends has something to please every palate. Even the family pooch is invited to enjoy the healthy harvest with Kale Doggy Biscotti!