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Following on from the phenomenal success of The Cook's Companion, Stephanie Alexander has written an authoritative kitchen garden companion, with detailed information on how to grow and cook 73 vegetables, fruits and herbs at home.

If you have ever dreamed of picking fresh salad leaves for the evening meal, gathering vine-ripened tomatoes or pulling up your own sweet carrots, this is the book for you.  Follow in the footsteps of one of Australia's best-loved cooks and food writers as she reveals the secrets of rewarding kitchen gardening.  Be encouraged by detailed gardening notes that explain how adults and children alike can plant, grow and harvest 73 different vegetables, herbs and fruit, and try some of the 250 recipes that will transform your fresh produce into delicious meals.  Whether you have a large plot in a suburban backyard or a few pots on a balcony, you will find everything you need to get started in this inspiring and eminently useful garden-to-table guide.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    September 28, 2009


    784 pages

    RRP $125.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    Illustrated Book of the Year
  • Australian Food Media Awards
    Best Food-Related Book
  • International Assn Culinary Professional
    General Category
  • World Food Media Awards
    Best Food Book

Also by Stephanie Alexander

The Cook's Companion
The Cook's Apprentice
Kitchen Garden Companion - Cooking
The Cook's Table
Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing
Lantern Cookery Classics: Stephanie Alexander
A Cook's Life


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5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
CWA Country Classics
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The Little Book Of Hygge
Made in Italy
Four Kitchens
Merle's Country Show Baking
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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
The $50 Weekly Shop Weekday Dinners
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The Roasting Tin
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Feelgood Family Food