About this book
Why bother spending time, money and effort growing produce that you can buy locally, cheaply and which tastes much the same whether it's home grown or shop-bought? Diacono, head gardener for the River Cottage, reveals how to grow unusual and delicious fruit, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices and flowers. Full of practical growing advice and mouthwatering recipes, this introduces readers to forgotten flavours, lesser-known harvests and exotic foreign fruit. Illustrated in colour.
Winner of the Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the Year 2011. In A Taste of the Unexpected, River Cottage head gardener Mark Diacono reveals that it's no harder to grow the unusual + utterly delicious than it is the ordinary. Instead of peas + carrots you'll find delights such as Chilean guava + Szechuan pepper along with growing advice + recipes