Histories, medicinal uses, and recipe ideas for food plants from A to Z.
Focusing on the most growable vegetables, herbs, and fruits for the greatest number of people, Staub tells the stories of their origins and apprises the home gardener on ways to use them, from the table to remedies and potions. Up-to-the-minute cultivation and culinary advice are delivered with accessibility and wit.
Jack Staub is a leading expert on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR.
Each of these illustrations by Ellen Sheppard Buchert was drawn in pen and ink and colored with watercolor paints on cotton museum board. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States.
- By Jack Staub