The Home Garden Cookbook - Ken & Pat Kraft - 1970 Book Club Edition
A tiny forest of herbs on window sill or terrace cheers the eye and embraces the spirit...
It's fun to grow your own vegetables. It's even more fun to have 250 different ways in which to cook those vegetables. Meet Ken & Pat Kraft. They are the dynamic cooking and gardening duo that's here to visit your kitchen and your garden straight from the 1970s.
Experts at the grow-your-own-food movement, Ken & Pat tackle all areas surrounding kitchen gardening from seed selection to marking out garden plots to serving suggestions of the finished product itself in The Home Garden Cookbook. Published in 1970, what is especially great about this husband and wife team, is their ability to provide practical advice since they themselves not only grew all the vegetables they mention in this book but they also created all the recipes for those vegetables, all while living in several different areas of the country. Needless to say, their hands-on experience was both their guide and their muse all in one. How fun!
Their book includes all sorts of interesting information, from people that inspired some of their recipes, to brief histories of the fruits and vegetables themselves. Growing techniques that best support all garden sizes and shapes sit right alongside recipes that were selected to bring out the chosen ingredients' best flavor and also the most ideal aesthetic. You eat with your eyes and your belly after all:)
Not sure what to do with the 14 lbs of broccoli heads that shot up in your garden? No worries here. Ken and Pat offer seven different ways to serve it. Want to grow water-cress but don't live by a bucolic stream? No problem. Ken and Pat offer a flavorful, more accessible alternative to grow in ordinary garden soil. Do you have the desire to grow your own vegetables but have limited space to work with? Don't fret. Pat & Ken offer numerous ways to grow your food in containers too so that you can still enjoy all the benefits of a homegrown garden even if you don't have a lot of ground to work with.
- Published in 1970
- 297 pages
- Contains over 250 recipes and discussion of how to grow over 65 different types of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and herbs
- Illustrated with color photographs throughout
- Interesting recipes include Gingered Rutabaga, Chestnut Omelets, Sassy's Herbed Biscuits, Stuffed Turnips, Fennel Casserole, Carrots in Honey, Winter's Night Kale, Snap Bean Fritters, Asparagus Vermouth (and so many more!)
- All recipes call for simple, whole ingredients
In lovely vintage condition. The dust jacket contains some chippy spots along the top edge. The interior is very clean and bright. All pages are intact and free of markings. The spine is tight and the coverboards are very clean.
Measures 8.5"inches (length) x 6"inches (width) x 1"inch (thickness)