Synopses & Reviews
Basil is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world. With its delicate aroma and sweet-spicy flavor, it's no wonder that basil, a staple in kitchens around the world for many centuries, is the favorite culinary herb of today's chefs!
In Growing & Using Basil, Ellen Ogden offers all the information you'll need to grow, harvest, and cook with basil in all its varieties of flavor. Whatever the basil you want to grow--sweet, purple, opal, lemon, cinnamon, anise, napoleatano, camphor, holy, or something more exotic--the information you need is right at your fingertips. Better still, you'll find dozens of recipes for using your basil in everything from pestos and basil vinegars to grilled bluefish wrapped in mammoth basil leaves and cinnamon basil custard.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Table of Contents
Growing and Culture
Basils for Every Use
Basil Variety Source Chart
Sources for Plants and Seeds