|The Herb Garden Cookbook is one of the most comprehensive and enticing cooking and
gardening guides available. Beginning with an explicit and informative section on organic
gardening, from seed to harvest, Lucinda Hutson then highlights 20 of her favorite herbs,
providing personal anecdotes, travel tales, gardening and culinary tips.
Mouth-watering recipes, served with Lucinda's legendary flair, range from Velvety Lemon
Verbena Flan to Garlicky Rosemary Shrimp New Orleans Style. The colorful chapters on
"Mexican Herbs" and "Southeast Asian Herbs" helped set the trend for
these popular ethnic herbs. You will also find chapters on "Herb Butters"
(Tequila Oregano Butter) and "Herb Vinegars" (Texas Cider Sage Vinegar) that not
only liven up your family's meals, but make dazzling food gifts.
Menu suggestions for "Herb Garden Fiestas and Celebratory Feasts," as well as
mail-order and Web site sources are found at the end of the book, and 30 full-color
photographs beautifully complement each section.