Garlic has been close to peoples hearts, minds and stomachs for a very long time. It has been used not only as a food and flavouring, but also for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Its garlicky flavour can be hot, spicy and pungent but also sweet and nutty, and the same cultivar may vary widely with soil and climate. This book shines a light on the mystery and mystique of garlic and heightens its enjoyment. Features: Guidelines for growing organic garlic around the country; Descriptions of over 50 Australian cultivars; Profiles of a number of Australian growers and their garlics; Recipes for cooking, preserving and smoking and making your own black garlic; Medicinal uses.
Penny Woodward has a BSc in Botany and Zoology. She works as a freelance writer, photographer and editor and has written seven-bestselling gardening books. She regularly posts articles and photographs on her website (pennywoodward.com.au) and contributes to the ABC's Organic Gardner Magazine, their Essential Guide Series and their website. Penny appears on Radio in Gardening talkback shows and travels the country talking about edible and useful plants. She is on the board of the Australian Garlic Industry Association and a member of the Horticultural Media Association (HMA), the Australian Society of Authors, and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. Panny has won 3 HMA Laurel Awards for her books and writing.