Basil is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world, valued for both its culinary and aesthetic appeal. Sweet basil, with its wonderful aroma and flavor, enlivens many dishes, blending nicely with fish, poultry, beans, cheese and eggs, as well as a wide range of vegetables.
This e-handbook describes the different varieties of basil, and how to grow, harvest and use it. Basil combines well with other herbs: oregano, sweet marjoram, thyme and parsley. Delicious recipes using basil include:
- Basil Pesto
- Potato and Basil Gratin
- Basil Butter
- Cinnamon Basil Custard
- Lemon Basil Tea Bread
- Baked Fish Anise Basil Tomato Sauce
It's no wonder that basil is the cook's choice and a favorite culinary herb in today's kitchen. 36 pages.
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