This is a wonderful little book beautifully presented in an autumnal orangey livery. Unusually, it is totally devoted to one vegetable type - green beans and peas. What a great idea. We always end up with a glut of runner beans and usually run out of interesting ideas as to what to do with them quite quickly. There are many unusual recipes here that get the taste buds tingling. I am now eagerly awaiting our next year's crop of beans so I can try out such apatising delights as "green bean and olive salad", "cheesy pea and bean pie" and the very enterprising "broad bean pod puree". Even the good old runner bean chutney has a twist. I'm especially looking forward to trying out the "Taze Fasulya", a very tasty green bean and tomato stew, which I've had in the Middle East, but have never yet managed to successfully recreate. I've picked out some of the vegetarian recipes as that is what interests me, but there is plenty here for meat and fish eaters too.
As well as giving a wide variety of tasty recipes, the authors also give advice on planting, growing, and feeding these crops as well as how to store them for maximum shelf life.
Recipes are presented in a clear and simple way, as are the gardening tips, which will be of benefit to those new to vegetable growing.
This is a must for anyone's cook book shelf (or shelves in my case) and I will certainly be acquiring a copy of its sister book Make More of Squash.