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A gorgeously illustrated examination of the Mediterranean’s herbal bounty.
The St. Louis Herb Society—founded in 1941 and widely respected for its dedication to promoting the use and knowledge of herbs and its association with the Missouri Botanical Garden—is pleased to present Herbs around the Mediterranean, an examination of the region’s herbal bounty. These herbs have a rich history of medicinal, culinary, and household uses, and many have fascinating legends associated with them, as well. Profiling well-known plants like basil and rosemary alongside their more infrequently examined botanical cousins, such as cinquefoil and rampion, this book dives deep into matters of etymology, uses, cultivation, history, and more, bringing the material to life with more than two hundred and fifty color images.
Whether you’re a gardener, a cook, or an armchair traveler, Herbs around the Mediterranean has plenty to offer for anyone curious about these plants and their origins. All profits from the sale of the book go directly back to the research and conservation efforts of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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The St. Louis Herb Society was founded in 1941 to foster the use and knowledge of herbs.
“What could be a simple field guide is instead an illuminating catalog of botanical and historical information, neatly organized and packed with beautiful photography and illustrations. . . . an excellent source for cooks, gardeners, and historians.”
— St. Louis Magazine
"This well-researched book is accessible for master gardeners as well as beginners growing in indoor or outdoor gardens or containers."
— Culinary Historians of Canada