—plucked fresh from the garden—become the soul of cookery.
Using his own experience as a guide, Pellegrini tells you how to plan your own garden, when to plant what, how to determine your needs, how to nurture and harvest what you have grown, and how best to use the treasures you will reap. He not only gives you heart to break the soil and sow your own first seeds, but shows you how to raise almost anything, from the lowly and wonderful bean to the exotic artichoke and mysterious cardoon.
This is a book that could only have been written by a man with a love of the soil and an instinct for the good life. Angelo Pellegrini’s joy in gardening is so contagious that his exuberant book is bound to ensnare you—that is, if you are a serious cook. It is interlaced with memories of sensuous moments, snatches of mouth-watering recipes, and unabashed descriptions of the rewards of building a garden in limited space and tending it, season after season, for the pleasure of the table.
Angelo M. Pellegrini
About Angelo M. Pellegrini
ANGELO PELLEGRINI’s first book, The Unprejudiced Palate, was published in 1948, and was followed by Immigrant’s Return in 1951, Americans by Choice in 1956, and Wine and the Good Life in 1965. For some time his column “Notes on Enjoyment of Bread and Wine” appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and for the past year the Seattle Times has been running his series “Native Land Revisited.” His native land is Italy, where he was born in 1904 in Cassabianca. He came to this country when he was ten years old and grew up in McCleary, Washington, where he attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Washington, where he also received a Ph.D. in English literature, and has taught English there since 1930. He and his family make their home in Seattle.