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An excellent combination of gardening and cooking
on 9 July 2001
A friend bought me this as a present and at first I sort of ignored it for a while as being just another gardening book (being possessed of hundreds of gardening books...and cookery books for that matter!). But then I spent a Sunday morning in bed reading this from cover to cover....and what a joy! I have had an allotment for quite some time now and what Monty and Sarah Don manage to convey is the sheer joy of eating your own "free food". It's really amazing, you feel as though you've received a gift everytime you pick, say, the first new potatoes - what excitement as you lift those roots! - or when you harvest onions, all golden brown and papery skinned. Even better when you get your food to the kitchen, cook it and savour the fact it's "free"! This book combines the best of both worlds and is a joy to read and cook from. This book makes you envy Monty and Sarah for their lifestyle and if it doesn't encourage you to grow your own food, then I don't know what will!