Nettle Cookbook: Recipes for Foragers and Foodies, door Vivian Tuffney. Er zijn maar weinig planten die je zo wijd verspreid over de hele wereld tegenkomt als de brandnetel. Vervelend wanneer je er in loopt, maar ongekend gezond om te eten of om er thee van te maken. Dit boek legt uit waar, wanneer en hoe. Prachtig geillustreerd.
Nettle Cookbook is a celebration of this much maligned but surprisingly scrumptious and highly nutritious plant. It features over over 35 delicious recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts and drinks, from soups and spiced meatballs to shortbread and sponge. Nettles are native to many countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas and have been valued as a spring food for many centuries. Despite their reputation for being prickly, fearsome and inedible, Nettle Cookbook reveals how this abundant plant can be used in many different dishes and forms of cooking. There are recipes for every occasion – tuck into feta cheese and nettle filo triangles, asparagus and nettle soup or spiced nettle meatballs, before washing it all down with a glass of nettle beer or a warm cup of nettle tea. The introduction to the book describes the different types of nettles and where they can be found, and when and how they should be collected. There are also some interesting facts about nettles throughout. The book is fully illustrated with artworks specially selected from the Museum’s unparalleled collections.
Vivian Tuffney has worked at the Natural History Museum, London, for 24 years. She developed a special interest in nettles during her time working in the Museum’s Wildlife Garden and as a researcher in biomedical resources. She now works in the Museum’s Visitor Engagement Department but enjoys creating new and exciting nettle recipes in her spare time.
– Hardcover: 72 pages
– ISBN: 978-0565093556
– Dimensions: 16,3 x 1,5 x 21,6 cm