The Lavender Companion: Enjoy the Aroma, Flavor, and Health Benefits of This Classic Herb
A celebration of lavender featuring stunning photographs; favorite recipes for the kitchen, pantry, and body care products; along with fascinating lore and gardening guidance from a destination lavender farm.
Lavender has long been a favorite herb with its amazing, resinous fragrance; calming qualities; and unique flavor for seasoning food. This lavishly photographed celebration of the beloved herb, written by an acclaimed lavender farmer and cooking instructor, is brimming over with inspiration and ideas for bringing the fragrance and flavor of lavender into daily life. The book profiles the most popular lavender varieties and their recommended uses, along with the history, lore, and traditional medicinal uses. More than 40 recipes showcase lavender in delicious dishes from the kitchen as well homemade craft and body products. Tips for success with lavender in the garden complete this perfect gift for every lavender lover.
Praise for The Lavender Companion: Enjoy the Aroma, Flavor, and Health Benefits of This Classic Herb
“A key to unlock the lavender pantry.”—Chris Bianco, James Beard Award–winning chef and restaurateur
“Terry Vesci has truly captured the essence of lavender.”—Christine Teeple, founding member of the US Lavender Growers Association and co-owner of Red Rock Lavender Farm
“This book invites us into communion with one herb that offers us profound healing.”—Brittany Wood Nickerson, author of Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen