HERB - Decent Beginners Book

Jay H. Chamlee jaychamlee at eudoramail.com
Mon Jan 4 09:24:17 PST 1999


On Sun, 3 Jan 1999 13:32:26    Warren & Meredith Harmon wrote:
>Hello!   I was perusing my mother's herb book collection, and I found a
>very good, practical book for beginning herb people (like me!).  It's
>"The Complete Book of Herbs: A practical guide to cultivating, drying,
>and cooking with more than 50 herbs".  By Emma Callery, Courage Books (a
>subsidiary of Running Press out of Philadelphia, PA), ISBN 1-56138-351-1,
>Library of Congress # 93-85549.  (No price given, and Mom's not talking! 
>She either picked it up at Border's, or at the Rodale sale - those are my
>guesses.)  It originally comes out of Quintet Publishers in London.  The
>first section deals with how to cultivate herbs, with all sorts of
>growing tips; the next section is all about garden layouts - what herbs
>to put with what - and most of the designs (including the two Celtic
>knots!!) are from the 16th & 17th centuries.  I count about 20 herb
>layouts, with tips for central displays (sundials, beehives, fountains,
>stone columns, etc.).  The next section is all sorts of craft projects to
>do, including drying tips: herb balls, posies, various potpourris,
>bridesmaid's posies (not documented, but they talk about a "long
>tradition in the Mediterranean"), lavendar wands, etc.  The last section
>is the listing of the 50 herbs, with subsets on history (they drop hints
>throughout - "English mallow features in a 2nd century herbal",
>"chamomile was mentioned in both Gerard's and Culpeper's herbals"),
>identification, cultivation, how to use.  Easch entry has a photograph
>closeup of the herb, and most have pictures of the herb growing in a
>garden.  Also, there are recipes scattered throughout, and most look old
>(I can't vouch for their periodicity).  One's for chamomile cleansing
>milk, another's for marigold wine, and marinated smoked fish.  Some
>recipes are newer, like potato salad with horseradish, and tarragon
>	Anyway, I hope this helps!  
>>I would like to thank you for letting me know about the book, as I was wondering where to find one.  I also am a beginner.    Jay ___________________________________________________________________
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