From the Back Cover
America's Classic Vegetable Cookbook Back by Popular Demand!
Now you can make the most of your garden harvest or capitalize on your grocer's bounty of fresh vegetables. Packed with more than 300 back-to-basics recipes organized by vegetable from A to Z, the Joy of Gardening Cookbook makes it easy to turn a bushel of tomatoes, beans, peppers, zucchini, and other favorites into delicious entr,es, soups, sauces, side dishes, and even desserts.
Over 350 step-by-step, how-to-do-it and how-to-serve-it photographs clearly illustrate Janet Ballantyne's creative cooking techniques as well as standard methods for blanching, parboiling, saut,ing, and stir frying. Tips for saving time in the preparation of meals, cleaning vegetables more easily, and even utilizing vegetables that are slightly gone by, are also included.
Every page offers a new idea for turning everyday vegetables into something special, including:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Herbed Chicken and Tomatoes
Cream of Tomato Soup
Caesar Potato Salad
Curried Carrot and Bean Tart
Carrot Orange Ginger Soup
Blue Cheese and Green Bean Quiche
Black Bean Soup
Bean Almond Pât,
Home gardeners and smart shoppers need never worry about what to do with a bumper crop again! Just reach for the Joy of Gardening Cookbook, the well-recognized companion to Dick Raymond's Joy of Gardening.
About the Author
Janet Ballantyne began cooking at age 12 when she spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her Austrian-born mother and grandmother who studied cooking in Vienna. She paid for college by working in the kitchen of a Vermont Country Inn, and then was employed by a catering business in London, England. She was able to begin her own successful catering business, "A Catered Affair," at the same time she began giving cooking demonstrations regularly on local television in 1980. She then earned a regular spot on the nationally syndicated Joy of Gardening TV program and authored Garden Way's Red & Green Tomato Cookbook, Desserts from the Garden and The Joy of Gardening Cookbook. Janet lives in Shelburne, Vermont where she works as a home economist and teaches at a local high school.