- Garlic Books -
- The Pathways to Understanding. -

Now - Books to Help You Learn More About Garlic -


If you like what you've seen about garlic so far and we've whetted your appetite, Why not satisfy that craving to know more by buying a few books to deepen your pool of knowledge of garlic.

From the practical growing ideas of Ron England in Growing Great Garlic to the philosophical musings of Stanley Crawford. From Lloyd J. Harris's 1960's work, the Book of Garlic to Chester Aaron's latest books, there's something for everyone. There are cookbooks with enough tempting garlic recipes to keep you aglow for a year and a few books to help you understand the historical and medicinal uses of garlic.

Chester Aaron's new book is out!
Added January 15, 2014

The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic
By Chester Aaron and Malcolm Clark

A wonderful new profusely illustrated cookbook featuring garlic and mushrooms by two foodies who know them best. The book is beautiful and since it covers two of the hottest topics among gourmets today, it is as much at home on a living room table as it is in the kitchen.

Malcolm Clark, a lifelong expert on mushroomstells fascinating stories about the places he has been to in order to collect rare mushrooms to bring to the American public and provides some vakuable insight about where many mushrooms came from and how to prepare them in different ways.

It's always a joy to read of Chester's rich and warm descriptions of his experiences. Not only do you get to meet some really interesting people but come away with a good life lession like how an 11 year old girl solved a complex problem plaguing many growers with an ingenious but simple solution.

The recipes are well-written and a joy to read and call for using specific kinds of mushrooms and sometimes specific kinds of garlics for a particular rich deep flavor that can't come from ordinary garlic or mushrooms. By following the directions closely you will discover tastes you never dreamed existed. I suggest trying the recipes using different varieties of garlic in order to taste the differences between the varietiers, which is considerable.

When it comes to subtle spices and cooking techniques to bring out the flavors of garlic or mushrooms, these guys have been there and are sharing their gourmet secrets.

Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.







Growing Garlic and Gardening Books





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.


Ron's book coverGrowing Great Garlic
by Ron Engeland

   This 1991 book is the best presently available guide for organic gardeners and small farmers. This is the book that got us started in garlic 10 years ago any many others since.
   Growing Great Garlic tells which varieties to plant, when to plant, how to plant, when to fertilize (and when not to), when to cut scapes and when to harvest-plus how to store, market and process your crop.
   Growing Great Garlic covers everything - from site and soil preparation to harvest, curing and storage. It even includes the history and evolution of garlic. If you want to grow garlic, get a copy!
   ISBN# 0-9630850-1-8, paperback, 226 pages.

Buy the book that launched us into our garlic career - Growing Great Garlic by Ron England at Amazon's low prices.

The best currently available book for small scale market growers.





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.

Great new garlic book by my friend, Ted Jordan Meredith.

I am Impressed! This is the most authoritative work yet on garlic; it is truly state of the art and my hat's off to Ted.

This book is exactly what the title says it is, the complete garlic book. Ted has done a supurb job of research and his sources of information for his book are literally, the Who's Who of Gourmet Garlic. He has listened to and talked with some of the most brilliant minds in the world of garlic. I know his information comes from the most impeccable sources because I know the sources. Ted and I both met and became friends with them in Tulsa at the Garlic is Life! Symposia where we met together for several days a year from 1999 through 2003.

The book is profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs of the many different kinds of garlic so you can readily identify them. He also gives great varietal descriptions so you can learn more about not only the different varieties but many of the individual cultivars as well. The Complete Book of Garlic has an excellent summary of the health benefits of garlic and fabulous recipes as well.

Ted Jordan Meredith's The Complete Book of Garlic is to the book publishing world what my website is to the Internet. It's well written and very readable and I highly recommend it to learn a lot about garlic or just as a coffee table book to show you are on the leading edge of garlic sophistication.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.

"The Compendium of Onion and Garlic Diseases" is a must for any serious gourmet garlic grower as it gives complete descriptions and color photos of most of the things that bother garlic so you can discover what the problem is so you can then find out what to do about it. It is easier to solve a problem if you know what the problem is. I have used it for 15 years and it has been a great help to me.



A Miscellany of Garlics an excellent well written new book that helps people learn a lot about garlics and lists places where garlics can be bought at garlic festivals all over the country and online resources as well. An easy to read collection of very practical information and some really good background information and recipes.





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.




Novels with Garlic Themes


Garlic is Life by Chester Aaron lets you in on Chester's interesting experiences and warm writing style. - .
Not yet available - but soon.



Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.


A Garlic Testament - Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm. Stanley Crawford's novel about life in rural New Mexico with flashbacks to his youth in the midwest. Stanley's writing style makes it good reading as well as informative.




Garlic Kisses by Chester Aaron




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.



Books on the Health Benefits of Garlic, Home Healing and folk Medicine





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.

Garlic, Honey and Vinegar are three very strong weapons in the arsenal of the folk medicine practitioner.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.


This book by Stephen Fulder and John Blackwood is one of the first I ever bought and it is an excellent basic introduction to the health benefits of garlic.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.



Cook Books with Garlic Theme


Chester Aaron's new book is out!

The Marriage of Mushrtooms and Garlic
By Chester Aaron and Malcolm Clark

A wonderful new cookbook featuring garlic and mushroomms by two foodies who know them best. Malcolm tells fascinating stories about the places he has been to in order to collect rare mushrooms to bring to the American public and provides some vakuable insight about where many mushrooms came from and how to prepare them.

It's always a joy to read of Chester's rich and warm descriptions of his experiences. Not only do you get to meet some really interesting people but come away with a good life lession like how an 11 year old girl solved a complex problem plaguing many growers with an ingenious but simple solution.

The recipes are well-written and call for using specific kinds of mushrooms and sometimes specific kinds of garlics for a particular rich deep flavor that can't come from ordinary garlic or mushrooms.

When it comes to subtle spices and cooking techniques to bring out the flavors of garlic or mushrooms, these guys have been there and are sharing their gourmet secrets.

Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.

The Great Garlic Book - by Chester Aaron
Chester Aaron, the Ambassador of Garlic, gourmet, author,raconteur and dear friend of mine has written a modern classic around garlic based on his real life experiences with famous chefs and restaurants. Chester tells about the different kinds of garlic and has beautiful pictures so you can clearly see the differences. Chester's writing warms you up and makes you feel good just like eating garlic does and you'll love trying the recipes he publishes from some of the most famous bistros. If you cook these dishes at home you will understand why people go to these places and come back again and again.





Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.


Garlic, Garlic, Garlic - by Fred and Linda Griffith
I have met Fred and Linda Griffith and they are truly wonderful people who believe very much in what they 're doing and they have some great recipies.
A wonderful garlic cookbook with many fabulous recipes that use our favorite pungent bulb.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.




Click link above to buy directly from Amazon at their great prices.




Now you know what you can get those hard to please garlic lovers for holiday or birthday presents. What an opportunity to get them something truly unique and show them that you really care. Garlic never goes out of style.



Check back with us, there's lots more coming. We keep adding and adding.

[ Garlic Overview || Varieties ]

[ Chemistry of Garlic || Extracts from Garlic || Health Benefits ]

[ Growing Tips || Cooking with Garlic ]


[ Boutique || Links || How to Order ]

[ Main Page ]

Gourmet Garlic Gardens, 12300 FM 1176, Bangs, TX 76823 -
(325) 348 - 3049 -
Copyright 2003

Our site is always under construction. - This page last updated January 25, 2014.

If you would like to communicate with us, please send email to:
Bob

Since May 1, 2003, this page has been found by a lot of curious souls who want to know more about garlic. - Thanks.