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A Classic Work,
This review is from: Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book (Paperback)
Really, you can't call this a cookbook. It's a reference book, a work of scholarship that also contains a collection of wonderful recipes.
Jane Grigson was one of the great foodie writers, up there in the pantheon with Elizabeth David and M. F. K. Fisher. Her books combine superb writing with impeccably researched information. If you just want to know the history of the cabbage, she'll tell you. On the other hand, if somebody has just presented you with a couple of kilos of chokos, she'll bale you out.
And I am pleased to report that Jane Grigson hated swedes, so there can be no questioning her culinary judgment...