A Taste of the Unexpected

by Mark Diacono

ISBN-10: 1844008460
ISBN-13: 9781844008469
Region: British
Publication Date: December, 1969
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Publishers Information

About A Taste of the Unexpected

Publisher Web Link: http://www.quadrille.co.uk/

is too short to grow ordinary food. Why bother spending time, effort and money growing the typical varieties of fruit and vegetables that you can easily buy locally and cheaply and which, crucially, taste pretty much the same whether home grown or shop bought? In A Taste of the Unexpected, River Cottage head gardener Mark Diacono reveals that it is no harder to grow the unusual and utterly delicious than it is the entirely ordinary. On his farm in Devon, Mark grows virtually nothing that you can buy in the supermarkets. There, instead of potatoes, onions and carrots you’ll find gourmet delights such as kai lan, salsify, Chilean guava, day lilies and Szechuan pepper. Filled with practical growing advice and mouthwatering recipes, this inspirational book will encourage you to share Mark’s sense of culinary adventure - introducing you to the finest forgotten flavours, fabulous lesser-known harvests, the tastiest varieties of familiar crops, and the exotic foreign fruit that our changing climate now allows us to grow for ourselves. None of these requires any extra effort to grow than the usual suspects and all of them will bring new flavours and experiences into your garden and kitchen. Exciting and inspirational, A Taste of the Unexpected will redefine your approach to growing your own for good.

Author Information

About Mark Diacono

Author Web Link: http://www.otterfarmblog.co.uk/

Mark Diacono runs Otter Farm, the UK’s only climate change farm, home to orchards of olives, peaches, almonds, szechuan pepper, apricots and a vineyard. He hopes to revolutionise the British larder by growing delicious food normally sourced from overseas. His idea is beautifully sustainable - taking advantage of climate change to grow low carbon food helps arrest its acceleration. It also means he’s lucky enough to spend most of his time eating, growing, writing and talking about food. Mark is currently writing A Taste of the Unexpected.

As well as planting and maintaining the farm’s orchards, vineyards, forest garden and veg patch, Mark leads the Garden Team at River Cottage. He runs the growing courses at River Cottage, gives talks and hosts

When it’s rainy he writes. As well as this blog and occasional pieces for newspapers and magazines, Mark writes every month for The English Garden, every quarter for National Geographic Green and recently had his first book, Veg Patch: River Cottage Handbook No4 published by Bloomsbury.

The photographs on the Otter Farm website and most of those in the books and articles he writes are taken by Mark. events at RCHQ, and appears in the River Cottage series. (http://www.otterfarmblog.co.uk/)

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