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Book Review: The Hungry Herb Gardener

The Hungry Herb Gardener: growing and using culinary herbs
by Judith Adam, photographs by Turid Forsyth,
Prentice Hall Canada,164 pages, softcover, $31.95.

Judith Adam's personable writing style happily pulls you into reminiscences, herbal histories and sage words of gardening advice. This warm, intimate book is grounded in solid research and contains a great deal of useful information, including the cultivation and proper harvesting of herbs. There's also a well-organized dictionary of commonly grown culinary herbs, with at-a-glance and more-detailed information about each one, followed by recipes. The photographs are by the talented Turid Forsyth, who's another regular contributor to our pages. A satisfying book.

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