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A Handful of Herbs: Gardening, Cooking, and Decorating [Paperback]

Louise Pickford , Barbara Segall , William Lingwood , Caroline Arber

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Book Description

May 2005 Compacts
Herbs have been cultivated for thousands of years for their aromatic, health-giving, and culinary qualities. Today they are also valued as attractive additions to any garden or as sweet-smelling decoration in the home. In this book, herb expert Barbara Segall, Food writer Louise Pickford, and stylist Rose Hammick pool their knowledge to celebrate every aspect of herbs, from growing conditions in beds, borders, and containers, and indoors to decorative ideas for herbs in the home. Cooking with herbs is explored in 35 recipes, from snacks to sweet things. The book ends with a directory of 75 common herbs. With special photography by Caroline Arber and William Lingwood. *over 30,000 copies sold in hardcover *Includes profiles of the top 20 herbs, such as basil and lavender. *The perfect gift for anyone who enjoys growing and using herbs indoors or out--cooks, gardeners, aromatherapy fans; herbal tea drinkers, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841728772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841728773
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 14.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,246,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BBC Homes & Gardens, Gardens Monthly, Gardens Illustrated, BBC Gardeners' World, Country Living, You (The Mail on Sunday). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

William Lingwood is one of Britain's best-known names in food photography. But he didn't start that way. As an oil-worker in the Middle East, he learned to cook from the books of Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson, and was inspired by the photography of Robert Fresom and Tessa Treagar. In 1990, he hung up his desert boots and picked up a camera, and his work now appears in magazines, books, and advertising campaigns. He photographed "Juices and Tonics" for Ryland Peters & Small.

Louise Pickford is a Sydney-based food writer. She contributes to several food magazines and is the author of a number of cookbooks, including "Al Fresco" and "Fast and Fresh" (both Ryland Peters & Small).

Caroline Arber began a career in photography after training as a painter. She photographs the things she enjoys--flowers, gardens, interiors, children, and food. Her work appears in many magazines including Homes & Gardens, Country Living and Red. For Ryland Peters & Small she has taken photographs for A Handful of Herbs and The Wedding Planner.

Barbara Segall is a horticulturist and writer whose work appears in "Country Living", "BBC Gardeners' World" and other magazines.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Had to have one for myself Nov. 26 2005
By CasiNada - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a gift, but had to buy two so I could keep one. It covers all the standard herbs in the standard way, but what stands out in this little book are the photos of some very creative uses for the herbs. The "cooking with herbs" section is also well done and I've actually used some of the recipes! The print is very small, but the typeface is clear and simple so that helps to keep it readable.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book Aug. 28 2011
By Natalie Batovsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A great reference book on herbs, with beautiful photography, growing tips, and recipes. This was originally purchased for a gift. I loved it so much, I ordered another for myself.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the crafter and herb lover! July 17 2007
By K. Emerson - Published on Amazon.com
I really enjoyed reading this book and am reading it again right now. I loved the recipes and the photos are great. Good reference book for those getting into the field of herbs, whether it be for growing or for crafting.
1.0 out of 5 stars Herbs Are Awesome! Jan. 28 2014
By laurawells - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Yes, I am very pleased with the book! I have turned 60 and want to not only plant my own herbs, but I am also already using herbal remedies and am so glad to add this book to my collection! It is more up to date than anything else I have. It is beau-tifully illustrated also! Thank you so much for your help! I do look forward to further business with you!

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