The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds

The Compleat Squash A Passionate Grower s Guide to Pumpkins Squashes and Gourds Part gardening book part encounters with remarkable vegetables Amy Goldman s The Compleat Squash unearths the personalities yes personalities of the pumpkin and the squash They are members in good

  • Title: The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds
  • Author: Amy Goldman
  • ISBN: 9781579652517
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Part gardening book, part encounters with remarkable vegetables, Amy Goldman s The Compleat Squash unearths the personalities yes, personalities of the pumpkin and the squash They are members in good standing in the horticultural hall of fame, and Goldman lovingly ponders their case histories and culinary merits both with common and uncommon varieties She gets gloriousPart gardening book, part encounters with remarkable vegetables, Amy Goldman s The Compleat Squash unearths the personalities yes, personalities of the pumpkin and the squash They are members in good standing in the horticultural hall of fame, and Goldman lovingly ponders their case histories and culinary merits both with common and uncommon varieties She gets glorious help from award winning photographer Victor Schrager, who brings out their eclectic beauty in than 150 luminous color portraits Growing, harvesting, and seed saving instructions are included for the gardener, and for the cook a selection of recipes that show off the unique, lovely flavors of these versatile vegetables.

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    1. Squash, my squash, you can forget it. I am not hand pollinating you. Just be normal and take what you can get from the bees.Gorgeous pictures of every kind of squash I've ever seen and some I need never see again. Cheese pumpkin, you are a cruel trick:I urge you to grow the Cheese Pumpkin for its sheer long-lasting lovelinessUse it as a paperweight, a doorstop, or even a soup container. But whatever you do, don't eat it. Cheese Pumpkins are strictly bottom of the barrel, unsavory and coarse.And [...]

    2. This book is really intensely about squash - delicata, buttercups, zucchini, pumpkins, acorn, decorative, every kind of squash you've ever heard of and many you haven't. I like squash a lot. I'm growing seven or so varieties of it this year. But my enthusiasm pales in the shadow of Amy Goldman's squash fanaticism. I like it when people who are passionate about things they love. I learned a lot from this book, and identified one of the mystery squash in my garden I think. Several of the recipes l [...]

    3. The Compleat Squash is certainly a beautiful book, with richly colored photographs of carefully lit and arranged fruits. Beyond that, it serves as little more than a very, very basic overview of the cultivated varieties of squashes and Goldman's assessment of them. This was useful to me in picking out storage squashes to grow for our CSA next year, but beyond that the book had little information of value. I had hoped, for instance, that Goldman might discuss some environmental history - the wild [...]

    4. Wanting to find recipes for the wonderful squash dishes I've eaten in Europe and the South Pacific, I found this beautiful book!And learned of heirloom squashes from all over the globe. In our country, we just buy them to let them rot on the porch in the hopes of decoration. But people!! You are MISSING OUT ON YUMMY STUFF HERE!!Trader Joe's sells great ones, such as Marina de Chioggia (Italy-green and bumply);Buttercup (flavor of roasted chestnuts in green or red), Hubbard (red, blue or green); [...]

    5. Another beautiful and informative book by Goldman. This one includes recipes. I was going to give it 4 stars because I wasn't as fascinated by this as her melon book, but then I decided I couldn't let my prejudiced palate take away a star. I will try a couple of these squashes next year. I don't know where I will find the space, I may have to do some guerrilla gardening, but I must take a chance to grow Winter Luxury Pumpkin. Anyone who likes to garden should make this and her melon book must re [...]

    6. Probably one of the most beautifully done gardening/food books out there. Great information (of course, it is a little subjective based on the author's preferences) on tons of squashes plus a nice little recipe section in the back with the best chow chow recipe I've tasted. A wonderful gift book for a gardener or a foodie.

    7. I am ridiculously taken by Goldman's series of beautiful books on heirloom vegetables--so much so that, even though I don't particularly like squash and grow very little of it, I had to buy this book.

    8. I have gone 'squash' crazy. Beautiful book showcasing squash and pumpkins that are more than just yellow crookneck or round and orange. Great 'plant porn' for those of us who can spend hours looking through a seed catalog.

    9. If anyone can make the boring squash look scrumptious, it's Amy Goldman. There was so much about squash I never knew. This book was eye-opening to the number of squashes out there, the ones I'd miscategorized, and the squash I'd someday like to plant.

    10. I love gardening books, so this one fit right in. It showed me a bunch of squash varieties I now want to try in my own garden. I wish it had given more ideas about what to do with the squash; perhaps a recipe or two, but overall I really liked it.

    11. Pumpkin porn. Really fanatical detail, amazing photographs, and excellent information about the natural history of squashes.

    12. Total food porno! This book is amazing . . . from the very delicious photos to the historical information of each species. Hubba Hubba!

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