Nettle Cookbook, Recipes for Foragers and Foodies; Vivian Tuffney
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Nettle Cookbook is a celebration of this much maligned but surprisingly scrumptious and highly nutritious plant. It features over over 35 delicious recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts and drinks, from soups and spiced meatballs to shortbread and sponge.Nettles are native to many countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas and have been valued as a spring food for many centuries. Despite their reputation for being prickly, fearsome and inedible, Nettle Cookbook reveals how this abundant plant can be used in many different dishes and forms of cooking. There are recipes for every occasion - tuck into feta cheese and nettle filo triangles, asparagus and nettle soup or spiced nettle meatballs, before washing it all down with a glass of nettle beer or a warm cup of nettle tea.The introduction to the book describes the different types of nettles and where they can be found, and when and how they should be collected. There are also some interesting facts about nettles throughout. The book is fully illustrated with artworks specially selected from the Museum's unparalleled collections.