Douglas & McIntyre
The Book of Kale and Friends

Book details:

May 2014
ISBN 978-1-77162-014-7
Paperback - Trade
8" x 10"
224 pages
150 colour photographs
Cooking / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables CKB085000
Gardening / Vegetables GAR025000
$26.95 CAD


  • Won the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards' competition for Canada's Best Single Subject Cookbook in English.

Douglas & McIntyre

The Book of Kale and Friends

14 Easy-to-Grow Superfoods with 130+ Recipes

The much anticipated follow up to the best selling Book of Kale.

Won the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards' competition for Canada's Best Single Subject Cookbook in English.

“It has real personality and charm and the overall results are delicious.”—Taste Canada jury, praise for The Book of Kale

Following the success of her national bestseller, The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope, for even more fun with kale. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing—this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it thrives in winter and sweetens in the cold, it self-seeds, its flowers sustain bees, and it’s so easy to grow you will feel like a master gardener with almost no effort. With the seemingly limitless ways to enjoy this superfood—kale salad, kale chips, kale pizza, kale soup, kale pesto, and even kale cookies—one book just wasn’t enough.

Kale, available in so many gorgeous varieties, grows well in pots, and anyone with a balcony, back porch or limited outdoor space can access fresh, tender leaves year-round. In addition to more tips on kale cultivation, Sharon and Carol invite readers to branch out with thirteen other superfood crops that are equally easy to grow, as well as nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. With advice on growing and using arugula, basil, chives, cilantro/coriander, herb fennel, garlic, kale, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme, readers can save hundreds of dollars a year on grocery bills.

After the garden is planted, celebrate with over 130 recipes, including Kale Cilantro Chimichurri, Potato-Crusted Kale and Smoked Salmon Tart, and Kalelicious Chocolate Cake. With abundant vegetarian, vegan and glutenfree options, The Book of Kale and Friends has something to please everyone. Even the family pooch is invited to enjoy the healthy harvest with Kale Doggy Biscotti!

About the Authors

Sharon  Hanna

Sharon Hanna

Sharon Hanna writes, speaks and teaches in Vancouver, B.C. She received a Taste Canada Award for The Book of Kale (Harbour Publishing, 2012) and the Mayor’s ...

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Carol Pope

Carol Pope has twenty-five years of experience in editing, garden writing and organic gardening. As editor of GardenWise magazine for over a decade, and ...

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