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Enright, Nancy.

Illustrated by Eila Hopper Ross. Toronto, James Lorimer, c1985. 146pp, paper spiral bound, ISBN 0-88862-789-0 (cloth) $19.95, 0-88862-788-2 (paper) $12.95. CIP

Reviewed by Bessie Condos Egan

Volume 13 Number 6
1985 November

Enright, a cooking columnist for The Globe and Mail, has gathered a selection of recipes that feature the flavours of twenty-two herbs that are readily available in Canadian gardens, markets, and stores. The recipes are seasonal and include beverages, appetizers, desserts, and main courses. The author emphasizes the importance of using fresh ingredients for best results.

Arrangement is alphabetical and recipes are preceded by a brief account of the herb's history and lore. This is followed by a section entitled "In the Garden" that provides hints on growing herbs in Canadian gardens. The final section is "In the Kitchen," and it contains suggestions for using and storing the different herbs. Black-and-white line drawings by Eila Hopper Ross are used to identify each herb. Also included are the Latin names, a table of contents, and an index of recipes.

Although there are several cookbooks that deal with herbs, Enright's work, despite the fact that it is spiral bound, is unique and it will be useful to Canadian gourmets who want to grow and use herbs on a year round basis. Recommended for large public library collections.

Bessie Condos Egan, Winnipeg P.L., Winnipeg, Man.
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