Book Reviews Aug 2011
WHAT PLANT WHEN
What Plant When is a compact book from DK Publishing and the American Horticultural Society It is the perfect guide to choosing beautiful plants that will give seasonal interest and color to a garden all year-round.
The book contains AHS-recommended varieties, seasonal tips, cultivation advice for every plant and tools to bring color to the garden.
Arnold Grummer’s book, Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking, is the ultimate guide for crafty recyclers. Transform junk mail, newspapers, comic books, wrapping paper, food can labels and old phone books into beautiful handmade paper in just minutes. Arnold even includes instructions for more advanced techniques such as pulp casting, deckling, watermarking and more.
THE SOUTHWEST TABLE
Veteran cookbook author Dave DeWitt focuses on southwestern Texas, New Mexico and Arizona—those areas most influenced by Native American and northern Mexican cookery— as well as American imports and techniques.
In addition to more than 130 recipes, The Southwest Table includes a “Pepper Primer” and a glossary of Southwestern cooking terms and ingredients, and a section describing the best Southwestern restaurants in each region.
WEBER’S TIME TO GRILL
The new Weber’s Time to Grill: Get In. Get Out. Get Grilling by New York Times best-selling cookbook author and 2010 James Beard Award nominee Jamie Purviance is for those who love to grill outdoors and might be running against the clock.
The 200-plus recipes are paired in two-page, mouth-watering spreads using a common set of easy-to-find supermarket ingredients. “Easy” recipes are on the left with most prep times of 15 minutes or less; “adventurous” recipes are on the right with prep times of 30 minutes.
LANDSCAPING WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables is an indispensable guide for any novice or seasoned home gardener. Author Fred Hagy is a registered landscaping architect and member of The American Institute of Certified Planners.
The book provides pages of ideas for a beautifully designed and completely edible garden accompanied by vivid watercolor and ink illustrations by Clare McCanna. Readers will also find practical advice on drainage, irrigation, pest control and pollination requirements.
THE FLEECE & FIBER SOURCEBOOK
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius is a visual guide to more than 200 breeds and the fibers they produce for knitting, spinning and weaving. This is the ultimate resource and browsing book for crafters and animal raisers, offering an unusual combination of information on the characteristics of each fiber-producing breed as well as the unique qualities of each fiber, its history, and its potential uses.