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.
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.
The best currently available book for small scale market growers.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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