How many times have you walked by a bizarre looking root or lovely mysterious peppery green in the market and thought "what do I do with THAT?!". This book is for you. Sunchokes, chestnuts, and tomatillos. Huckleberries, fava leaves, and nettles. This gorgeous, brilliant volume instructs and demystifies a wide variety of the wild and wonderful fruits and vegetables miraculously available to us these days in our market baskets. Equal parts cookbook and reference tome, this gives cultural and culinary histories of more than 35 uncommon vegetables, fruits, and herbs with beautiful illustrations on how to best prepare and enjoy them. Ideal for curious seekers, knowledge questers, and lovers of flavor.