The Heirloom Tomato : From garden to table - recipes, portraits and history of the world's most beautiful fruit

Author(s): Amy Goldman

Tomatoes

Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman produces an amazing 600 varieties of tomatoes on her estate in New York's Hudson Valley. Here, in 56 delicious recipes, 200 gorgeous photos, and Goldman's erudite, charming prose, is the cream of the crop.From glorious heirloom beefsteaks - that delicious tomato you had as a kid but can't seem to find anymore - to exotica like the ground tomato (a tiny green fruit that tastes like pineapple and grows in a tomatillo-like husk), Homegrown Tomatoes is filled with gorgeous shots of tomatoes so luscious they verge on the erotic. Along with the recipes and photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with surprisingly fascinating facts on their history and provenance, and a master gardener's guide to growing your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between covers - an irresistible book for anyone who loves to cook or to garden. Review: Praise for Melons for the Passionate Grower:"A stunning portfolio impossible to read without wanting to grow the fruits it contains, grow them passionately and ensure that they keep being grown. the rarest of garden books, the kind that seems utterly complete and completely useful."-New York Times"Photographed with luscious lucidity this is undeniably garden porn, guaranteed to make you lust in your heart, salivate and yearn to try some yourself."-Wilmington News-Journal Praise for The Compleat Squash:"A book written with all-consuming passion . It's very readable, the research is thorough, the information consistent and the recipes compelling. I sat up into the wee small hours hypnotically turning over page after page. Give this to anyone you know who is hooked on vegetables."-Times of London"Sheer beauty and inspiration "-Washington Post Author Biography: Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of The Compleat Squash and Melons for the Passionate Grower, and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory Gardens.

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Praise for Melons for the Passionate Grower:"A stunning portfolio impossible to read without wanting to grow the fruits it contains, grow them passionately and ensure that they keep being grown. the rarest of garden books, the kind that seems utterly complete and completely useful."-New York Times"Photographed with luscious lucidity this is undeniably garden porn, guaranteed to make you lust in your heart, salivate and yearn to try some yourself."-Wilmington News-Journal Praise for The Compleat Squash:"A book written with all-consuming passion . It's very readable, the research is thorough, the information consistent and the recipes compelling. I sat up into the wee small hours hypnotically turning over page after page. Give this to anyone you know who is hooked on vegetables."-Times of London"Sheer beauty and inspiration "-Washington Post

Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener, seed saver, and well-known advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is the author of The Compleat Squash and Melons for the Passionate Grower, and she appears frequently on such TV programs as Martha Stewart Living and Victory Gardens.

General Fields

  • : 9781596912915
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, US
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, US
  • : September 2008
  • : 276mm X 216mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amy Goldman
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 641.35642
  • : 272
  • : full color throughout