The Urban Kitchen Gardener
Growing and Cooking in the City
Published 5th April 2012
Size 255 x 205 mm
Growing food is different in the city: life is faster and space is tight. So it is vital to focus on only the most rewarding edible plants.
In The Urban Kitchen Gardener, Tom Moggach selects his best city crops, from the familiar chillies and strawberries to the more unusual Japanese shiso and Mexican mouse melons. For each entry, Tom offers practical advice on growing, picking, preserving and cooking your harvest. More than 150 delicious recipe ideas include Coriander and Coconut Chutney, Chilli Corn Bread, Shiso Granita and cocktails such as a Honey and Basil Daiquiri. He also shares expert advice for success with pots and containers, and on windowsills, patios, balconies, roof gardens, back gardens and allotments. Other chapters cover seed saving and green gardening.
This is an inspirational guide to making the most of your urban plot, whatever its size.
Tom Moggach runs City Leaf, an urban gardening company in London, and teaches people of all ages to grow and cook their own food. As a food journalist, he has written for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times and has reported for The Food Programme (Radio 4).