Food & Flowers
Two Favorite Topics represented by three inspiring books
Gardening and entertaining—two popular pastimes—are well represented in this issue’s gift book offerings. From the most serious gardener, who wants some new inspiration, to the armchair kind, who likes to read rather than dig, there are two beauties to explore. And in the realm of entertaining and cooking, Jacques Pepin always leads the way.
AT HOME IN THE GARDEN
By Carolyne Roehm
The garden is the ideal venue for Roehm to explore and illustrate her passion for design and color. Her gardens are an extension of her extraordinary house Weatherstone. In this new volume, illustrated with her own photographs, she takes us on a tour of her property and its various gardens. Along the way, she recounts her successes and her defeats in creating her masses of flowerbeds. It is a deeply passionate book and one that will inspire anyone who has ever wanted to start a flower garden.
OUTSTANDING AMERICan GARDENS: A CELEBRATION
25 Years of The Garden Conservancy
Edited by Page Dickey, Photographs by Marion Brenner
Since its inception 25 years ago, the Garden Conservancy’s mission has been to preserve outstanding gardens for the public’s education and enjoyment. This volume presents fifty gardens of all types and sizes from coast to coast, illustrated with 194 stunning photographs by Marion Brenner, accompanied by succinct descriptions written by Page Dickey. It is both a treat for the armchair gardener as well as an important resource for garden enthusiasts of all levels.
JACQUES PÉPIN HEART AND SOUL IN THE KITCHEN
One of the world’s most beloved chefs and cooking teachers presents his most intimate cookbook. Published in conjunction with his 80th birthday and his final PBS show, Pépin (photo left) brings readers home to his family and friends and the kind of food he cooks for them. Whether it be a simple dinner around the kitchen table or an elegant dinner with all the stops pulled out, Pépin shares his love of food with 200 of his classic and timeless recipes. He includes dishes from his childhood as well as those he has collected in his travels.