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Stephen Barstow: Around the World in 80 Plants

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Around the World in 80 Plants takes us on an edible adventure across the continents, introducing us to the author’s top 80 perennial vegetables.

Each plant has its own ethnobotanical story to tell, including Sherpa vegetables of the Himalayas; foraged and forest gardened vegetables of the Sámi people of Arctic Scandinavia; and a super-vegetable of the Maori of New Zealand.

A thorough description is given of each vegetable and its propagation, cultivation and uses. The author’s selections are edible and ornamental making Around the World in 80 Plants of interest to traditional gardeners as well as anyone interested in permaculture, forest gardening, foraging, slow-food, gourmet cooking or ethnobotany.

The author has devoted over 30 years travelling the world in search of unusual and useful edible perennial vegetables and then trialling them at his home. He now has more than 2,000 edible plants growing in his garden close to the Arctic Circle in Norway, and in 2003 he earned the title of «Extreme Salad Man» after creating a salad using 537 varieties.

Sprinkled with recipes inspired by local traditional gastronomy, this truly original book is an entertaining adventure and a real milestone in climate-friendly vegetable growing from a pioneering expert.

 

Stephen Barstow is one of the world’s great edible plant collectors and his stories of encountering plants in the wild, tracking down seeds of rare species, and of course growing and cooking with these species are absolute treasures.

– Eric Toensmeier, Award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables