Our reviewer, Erica H. Smith, said, “The Chinese Kitchen Garden is several books in one, as its subtitle ‘Growing techniques and family recipes from a classic cuisine’ implies. It is a gardening book, because it explains how to grow a number of edible plants from Chinese cuisine. It’s a cookbook, because each plant description is supplemented by a recipe, along with general information about harvesting or buying the vegetable and how it is prepared. And it’s also a memoir of several generations of one Chinese-American family, full of snippets of personal and cultural history. This book is ideal for gardeners from beginners to experienced who want to grow plants from this cultural tradition, and for cooks who want to integrate these vegetables into their dishes.”
To enter to win one of the three signed book copies, send an email to WashingtonGardener@rcn.com by 5pm on Monday, July 31, with “Chinese Kitchen Garden” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us which was your favorite article in our current issue and why. Please also include your full name and mailing address. The book winners will be announced on August 1.
The winners of our July 2017 Washington Gardener Magazine Reader Contest are:
- Jeff Malakoff, Arlington, VA
- Ed and Carol Yemola, Drums, PA
- Dorothy Cichra, Silver Spring, MD
Each winner receives an author-signed copies of The Chinese Kitchen Garden (each a $20 value).
Thank you to all who entered!