Root to Bloom A Modern Guide to Whole Plant Use


Click here to buy now from Booktopia. Root to Bloom equips readers with the knowledge and tools to grow, eat and celebrate every edible part of the plant (just as the nose-to-tail movement has recast people’s understanding and appreciate of meat). The book will explore the lesser-used parts of a plant that are often snubbed in favour of the produce we’ve come to expect. It includes a comprehensive rundown of 35 edible plants (from coriander to onion to sweet potato), covering extra components of edibility, including flowers, roots and weeds. It educates people about ideal growing conditions, the nutrition level of the parts, as well as activities on how to prepare/preserve them for eating – with recipes (such as Japanese pickled sweet ginger, pickled nasturtium pods, and broccoli leaf coleslaw). As well, it includes six breakout chapters on key related topics: medicinal; herbicides; skin care; weeds/foraging; the orchard; and preserving flowers.

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ISBN:

9781743793442

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

208

Dimensions:

24cm x 19cm

Weight:

930g

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Home and Interiors , Food , Healthy Eating

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mat Pember

In 2007, Mat Pember founded Melbourne’s The Little Veggie Patch Co, a business that specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of chemical-free vegetable gardens for urban dwellers. He has co-written 3 best-selling Little Veggie Patch Co. books. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jocelyn Cross

 For Jocelyn, both the kitchen and garden are places of contemplation and pleasure – they’re not about the work that’s involved, but a place to be creative and resourceful.

Jocelyn spent her childhood on a cattle farm in Buxton, Central Victoria, where her frugal mother made the most of everything on the land, from the blackberries that grew as noxious weeds, to the productive veggie garden, an orchard and their