Who knew that spinach and amaranth were in the same family of plants? Or that fennel, cilantro, and parsley have a connection as well? The new cookbook, Vegetable Literacy
reveals these surprising commonalities and much more. In Deborah Madisons' latest book, this acclaimed author and food blogger teaches us about 12 specific families from the edible plant kingdom, and how to incorporate this knowledge in the kitchen. Once you learn which plants are in the same family, she believes, you can be free to experiment and substitute with delicious results.Vegetable Literacy
features over 300 diverse yet tasty recipes such as cucumber soup with yogurt and red quinoa, cress flavored flavored cream cheese with nasturtiom petals, and a luscious sounding parsnip cardamom custard. These and many more unlikely combinations will not fail to surprise and delight home cooks, chefs, and gardeners alike.