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Growing at the Speed of Life: A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden

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Publisher Comments:

With more than two dozen cookbooks and hundreds of television shows, lectures, and personal appearances devoted to promoting healthful cooking, award-winning chef and former Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr literally starts from the ground up in this engaging, inspiring, and highly informative introduction to the joys of the kitchen garden-and the pleasures of the table that start with growing your own food. While Kerr taps into the current trend of sustainability, eating locally and organically, and eschewing fast food, he recognizes that today's home cooks are savvier and more discerning than their predecessors in the back-to-the-land movement. And in this day of rampant obesity and related diseases, he understands how critical taking these vital steps toward wellness can be.

Growing at the Speed of Life takes you through the first year in his kitchen garden, sharing the lessons learned and the wisdom received from his circle of local knowledge providers. From digging up his south lawn and putting together a greenhouse to planting his first seeds and harvesting and sharing his first crop with others in need, Kerr provides a whirlwind tour through his gardening adventures. Along the way, he profiles sixty common-and not-so-common but readily available-garden vegetables, fruits, and herbs with useful advice and recommendations for care and feeding.

Once the harvest is done, Kerr takes you into the kitchen, offering guidance on the best cooking methods to create appealing dishes in his inimitable and spirited style. He includes more than one hundred recipes that are as simple and elegant as they are healthful-and that will certainly entice you to increase the amount of plant foods in your diet.

Review:

"Kerr, best known as the Galloping Gourmet television cooking personality, serves up new recipes and reflections on gardening in this lighthearted cookbook. Like many amateur gardeners, he was motivated to grow his own food by a desire both to improve his diet and to support local, sustainable, seasonal agriculture. In a compact chapter, he explains everything the impatient beginning gardener needs to get started. This section includes basic information on soil improvement, pest management, watering and weeding, germinating, composting, and crop rotation. The bulk of the book is devoted to detailed growing information and recipes for more than 60 fruits and vegetables. Fans of Kerr's lively style on the Food Network and in his cookbooks (Day-by-Day Gourmet) will enjoy this combination of jaunty gardening adventure and healthy and diverse recipes. Line drawings throughout. (Mar.) Smith (The Vegetable Gardener's Bible) provides advice on growing food in containers. Many gardeners who are familiar with growing annuals may be surprised at the variety and yield of vegetable crops that can be grown in simple, inexpensive containers. Traditional vegetable growers may discover the many advantages to cultivating in pots: fewer weeds and pests, more control over growing conditions, and the convenience of having fresh food right outside the kitchen door. With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting or retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables. More than 250 color photos and illus. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

"Kerr's book includes plenty of gardening advice, but the overall message suggests that the benefits of growing things are as much food for the soul as for dinner."

-Los Angeles Times

With more than two dozen cookbooks and hundreds of television shows, lectures, and personal appearances devoted to promoting healthful cooking, award-winning chef and former "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr literally starts from the ground up in this engaging, inspiring, and highly informative introduction to the joys of the kitchen garden-and the pleasures of the table that start with growing your own food.

Growing at the Speed of Life takes you through the first year in Kerr's own kitchen garden, sharing the lessons learned and the wisdom that he's received from his circle of local knowledge providers. From digging up his south lawn and putting together a greenhouse to planting his first seeds and harvesting and sharing his first crop with others in need, Kerr provides a whirlwind tour through his gardening adventures. Along the way, he profiles sixty common-and not-so-common but readily available-garden vegetables, fruits, and herbs with useful advice and recommendations for care and feeding. Once the harvest is done, Kerr heads into the kitchen, where he offers guidance on the best cooking methods to create appealing dishes and more than one hundred recipes that are as simple and elegant as they are healthful-and that will certainly entice you to increase the amount of plant foods in your diet.

About the Author

Graham Kerr is the award-winning author and popular television personality whose mission of helping people make creative and lasting changes in their lifestyles is the driving principle behind his successful cookbooks and television shows. Since 1973, through personal appearances and in the media, he has taken his message of combining sound nutrition with creative cooking to such diverse groups as the American Dietetic Association of Culinary Professionals. He has worked closely with medical and food professionals internationally in developing his unique style of healthy cooking. Kerr lives with his wife, Treena, on Camano Island, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399536120
Subtitle:
A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden
Author:
Kerr, Graham
Publisher:
Perigee Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.76 x 1.29 in 1.7 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kerr, best known as the Galloping Gourmet television cooking personality, serves up new recipes and reflections on gardening in this lighthearted cookbook. Like many amateur gardeners, he was motivated to grow his own food by a desire both to improve his diet and to support local, sustainable, seasonal agriculture. In a compact chapter, he explains everything the impatient beginning gardener needs to get started. This section includes basic information on soil improvement, pest management, watering and weeding, germinating, composting, and crop rotation. The bulk of the book is devoted to detailed growing information and recipes for more than 60 fruits and vegetables. Fans of Kerr's lively style on the Food Network and in his cookbooks (Day-by-Day Gourmet) will enjoy this combination of jaunty gardening adventure and healthy and diverse recipes. Line drawings throughout. (Mar.) Smith (The Vegetable Gardener's Bible) provides advice on growing food in containers. Many gardeners who are familiar with growing annuals may be surprised at the variety and yield of vegetable crops that can be grown in simple, inexpensive containers. Traditional vegetable growers may discover the many advantages to cultivating in pots: fewer weeds and pests, more control over growing conditions, and the convenience of having fresh food right outside the kitchen door. With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting or retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables. More than 250 color photos and illus. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,

"Kerr's book includes plenty of gardening advice, but the overall message suggests that the benefits of growing things are as much food for the soul as for dinner."

-Los Angeles Times

With more than two dozen cookbooks and hundreds of television shows, lectures, and personal appearances devoted to promoting healthful cooking, award-winning chef and former "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr literally starts from the ground up in this engaging, inspiring, and highly informative introduction to the joys of the kitchen garden-and the pleasures of the table that start with growing your own food.

Growing at the Speed of Life takes you through the first year in Kerr's own kitchen garden, sharing the lessons learned and the wisdom that he's received from his circle of local knowledge providers. From digging up his south lawn and putting together a greenhouse to planting his first seeds and harvesting and sharing his first crop with others in need, Kerr provides a whirlwind tour through his gardening adventures. Along the way, he profiles sixty common-and not-so-common but readily available-garden vegetables, fruits, and herbs with useful advice and recommendations for care and feeding. Once the harvest is done, Kerr heads into the kitchen, where he offers guidance on the best cooking methods to create appealing dishes and more than one hundred recipes that are as simple and elegant as they are healthful-and that will certainly entice you to increase the amount of plant foods in your diet.

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