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Even if you're not a gardener, The Victory Garden Cookbook is a great book to have; if you are a gardener, it's a treasure. The book grew out of a public television series called The Victory Garden, which was essentially a how-to program aimed at home gardeners, with a recipe segment thrown in. As the show's popularity grew, so did viewer demand for more recipes; eventually, Victory Garden cook Marian Morash decided that a cookbook was in order, resulting in The Victory Garden Cookbook. The book is a wonderful hybrid encyclopedia of information for both gardeners who cook and cooks who like to garden; Morash's first goal was to so entice readers with the pleasures of eating home-grown vegetables that they, too, would take up gardening--or at least shop for the freshest ingredients instead of settling for canned or frozen goods. The book, first published in 1982, has been a huge success ever since.
Organized alphabetically, The Victory Garden Cookbook includes all the vegetables Morash grows in her own garden; in addition to information about planting, growing, and harvesting the fruits of your labor, Morash gives advice about storing vegetables, converts yields into measurements (i.e., a half-pound of small Brussels sprouts equals 28-30 sprouts, while a half-pound of medium sprouts equals 12-14) and offers tips to gardenless cooks for finding the best produce. Whether you're an avid gardener, a gardener wannabe, or simply a person who loves a good vegetable dish, The Victory Garden Cookbook is guaranteed to become one of your best-loved and most-used cookbooks.
“Written with artistry and zest . . . absolutely crammed with intelligent observations. Marian Morash has done a tremendous job . . . She has inspired ideas about combining vegetables and insights about which flavors complement each other.” —James Beard, New York Post
“A large, handsome volume . . . It contains basic information for growing almost any vegetable, but its real strength is in the imaginative, complete and explicit recipes for their use.” —Mimi Sheraton, The New York Times
I had this book years ago and unfortunately lost it = along with other recipe books - in a move so was delighted when I found it for sale on this site. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jane Ross
A great cook book dedicated to vegetables which are grown in North American gardens.
Recipes are easy to follow, with lots of helpful hints added. Read more
I have had a copy of this book for ages - well worn, lots of notes. It went missing - neither child would admit to borrowing it, so I just had to replace it. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2010 by Gail Tucker
My Aunt gave me a copy after she could tell the cookbook she'd given me for a gift didn't match my vegetarian leaning eating habits. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Megan McEntire
WOW! This book is not just for gardeners, although it does provide growing how-to's. It is a wonderfully descriptive trip through the author's family garden and kitchen as she... Read morePublished on May 31 2002 by Christy G
My local library has almost forbid me to check out their copy again. Please keep this wonderful book in print so that I may have my own copy.Published on Oct. 10 2000
I just love this book. Arranged alphabetically by vegetable, it is encyclopedic in theme and delicious and inspiring in tone. Read morePublished on Dec 9 1999
A friend was given this cookbook as a gift. She was so excited by it she brought it to work to show us other ladies. I was greatly impressed with it so turned to Amazon. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 1999 by email@example.com