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A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables: Growing and Cooking Old-Time Varieties

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Tiny dry beans with the grand name of Cherokee Trail of Tears. Melons fancifully called Moon and Stars. Humble parsnips, raised underground in Wisconsin, that take on the tropical scent of coconut.

They're all heirloom vegetables--old-time varieties that nature alone has produced, untouched by genetic scientists and modern technology. And in A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables, hundreds of them are showcased brilliantly. Author Roger Yepsen observed these much-loved living antiques as they grew in his garden, and has painted a picture, in words and watercolors, of each of them in all their glorious color and form. More than 50 full-color illustrations make it abundantly clear that these varieties have survived on the strength of their distinctive flavor, scent, texture, and looks--from strange, mysterious, exotic, and even ugly to startingly beautiful. There's a Swiss chard that sprouts forth in a crayon box of colors, a lustrous purple kohlrabi, cherry tomatoes shaped like tiny golden pears, string beans streaked with magenta, and many other old gems too glorious to hide behind a row of corn! Most are easy to grow, whether in beds or just by sticking seeds in a big flower pot. They can even be tucked in flower beds to take advantage of their good looks.

Descriptions of each variety offer gardening, shopping, and cooking tips, and seed-saving instructions. Sixty simple, healthful recipes--many of them heirlooms themselves--allow the vegetables' individual personalities to shine.

Heirloom gardening is a delight to the eye as well as a wonderful way to bring a bit of our grandparents' living legacy to our table today.

Synopsis:

A friendly guide to more than 200 classic heirloom varieties:

  • Tips on growing, harvesting, and saving seeds

  • Dozens of healthful, innovative recipes

  • Profiles of such traditional favorites as Speckled Blue Tepary beans and Russian Banana potatoes

  • Ethnic favorites, from northern Italian chicories and Southwestern peppers, to French salad greens and East European tomatoes

  • Mail-order seed sources

  • Help in tracking down varieties from backyard gardens around the world
  • Synopsis:

    Tiny dried beans with the grand name of Cherokee Trail of Tears, melons with a fanciful moniker like Moon and Stars. Parsnips, raised underground in Wisconsin, with the tropical scent of coconut. Green tomatoes that taste ripe and wonderful. They're all heirloom vegetables--old-time varieties that nature alone has produced, untouched by genetic scientists and modern technology. In A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables they're showcased brilliantly. Author Roger Yespen observed scores of these living antiques as they grew in his garden and has painted a picture, in words and watercolors, of each of them in all their glorious color and form. Nearly fifty full-color, full-size illustrations make it clear that these varieties have survived on the strength of their personality--distinctive flavor, scent, and texture--and their looks, from strange and exotic and even ugly to startlingly beautiful. Heirloom gardening and cooking is a wonderful way to rediscover the diversity and richness of our grandparents' favorites and put them back on our table.

    About the Author

    Roger Yepsen is an artist, writer, gardener, and editor. He is author and illustrator of Apples and is currently at work on a book about berries. Most of the vegetables captured in Heirloom's watercolors are grown on his colonial-era Pennsylvania farm, where he lives with his wife and children.

    Table of Contents

    Living Antiques

    Beans

    Beets

    Cabbage

    Carrots

    Chard

    Chicory

    Chinese Greens

    Eggplant

    Kale

    Kohlrabi

    Lettuce

    Melon and Watermelon

    Mustard Greens

    Okra

    Parsnips

    Peas

    Peppers

    Potatoes

    Radishes

    Rutabaga

    Squash and Pumpkin

    Sweet Potatoes

    Tomatillos

    Tomatoes

    Turnips

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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781885183880
    Subtitle:
    Growing and Cooking Old-Time Varieties
    Author:
    Yepsen, Roger
    Author:
    Yepsen, Roger
    Publisher:
    Artisan
    Location:
    New York :
    Subject:
    Vegetables
    Subject:
    Cookery (vegetables)
    Subject:
    Vegetable gardening
    Subject:
    Specific Ingredients - Vegetables
    Subject:
    COOKING / Specific Ingredients/Vegetables
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    1998
    Edition Description:
    Hardback
    Publication Date:
    19981001
    Binding:
    Hardback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    9 7/8 x 9 7/8
    Pages:
    192
    Dimensions:
    260.096 x 257.556 x 21.59 mm

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    A friendly guide to more than 200 classic heirloom varieties:

  • Tips on growing, harvesting, and saving seeds

  • Dozens of healthful, innovative recipes

  • Profiles of such traditional favorites as Speckled Blue Tepary beans and Russian Banana potatoes

  • Ethnic favorites, from northern Italian chicories and Southwestern peppers, to French salad greens and East European tomatoes

  • Mail-order seed sources

  • Help in tracking down varieties from backyard gardens around the world
  • "Synopsis" by ,
    Tiny dried beans with the grand name of Cherokee Trail of Tears, melons with a fanciful moniker like Moon and Stars. Parsnips, raised underground in Wisconsin, with the tropical scent of coconut. Green tomatoes that taste ripe and wonderful. They're all heirloom vegetables--old-time varieties that nature alone has produced, untouched by genetic scientists and modern technology. In A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables they're showcased brilliantly. Author Roger Yespen observed scores of these living antiques as they grew in his garden and has painted a picture, in words and watercolors, of each of them in all their glorious color and form. Nearly fifty full-color, full-size illustrations make it clear that these varieties have survived on the strength of their personality--distinctive flavor, scent, and texture--and their looks, from strange and exotic and even ugly to startlingly beautiful. Heirloom gardening and cooking is a wonderful way to rediscover the diversity and richness of our grandparents' favorites and put them back on our table.
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