“The aesthetic and sensual pleasures of these luscious fruits, beautifully described in this volume, to my mind, makes the The Heirloom Tomato a future candidate for heirloom status itself.” Katy Keifer, Food Arts Magazine.
“Using a trove of newly covered information, Amy Goldman now beautifully describes some of the best tomato varieties—including luscious photos. The Heirloom Tomato belongs in every gardener’s and cook’s library.” Rosalind Creasy, author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping.
“Written in a personal, poetic and engaging style, this artfully illustrated book will be enjoyed by gardeners, cooks, and tomato aficionados.” Jeff McCormack, founder of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
“In this beautiful book you will learn about the wonders of tomato growing and biology, tomato history and lore, tomato pickles—and even tomatoes for dessert.” Gregory Long, president of the New York Botanical Garden.
“The interaction of Amy’s prose and Victor Schrager’s delicious pictures has produced a volume that delights the eye, whets the palate, dazzles the mind with gems of scholarship, and offers practical advice to the backyard gardeners and chefs.” Jules Janick, James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, Purdue University.
“This book is a must for home gardeners wishing to experience the incomparable flavor of sun-ripened tomatoes freshly picked in your own garden.” Richard W. Robinson, professor emeritus of vegetable breeding, Cornell University.
American Horticultural Society 2005 Book of the Year;
James Beard Foundation Award Nominee.
“Expertly written and exquisitely photographed, this cornucopia of cucurbits will be the definitive guide to pumpkins, squashes, and gourds for decades to come.”
Michael Weishan, host, PBS’s The Victory Garden, and Gardening Editor, Country Living
“What a beautiful book this is; a gorgeous addition to any gardener’s library. Amy Goldman knows more about squash than the Jolly Green Giant.”
“The Compleat Squash is like a present-day florilegium, those illustrative diaries of what grew in noble gardens. It’s also the most informative and captivating yarn of what can happen when you win big at the county fair. Amy Goldman has given us a book that is just as luscious as the flesh of her pumpkins, squashes, and gourds.”
Abbie Zabar, author and illustrator, The Potted Herb
“Big news for pumpkin, squash, and gourd growers: Amy Goldman, fairy godmother of the humble cucurbita, has written a magical new book,” By Marjorie E. Gage, Country Living Gardener
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American Horticultural Society’s 2003 Annual Book Award; recipient of the Garden Writers Association of America 2003 Garden Globe Award of Achievement; various Bookbinder’s Awards for design and production; James Beard Foundation Award nomination (Reference Books category); International Association of Culinary Professionals nomination for Best Design.
“This book is a feast for the eyes and a serious reminder that biodiversity is admirable and necessary. Amy Goldman is doing a beautiful job in one small area of this science and encourages others to do the same.”
“In this well-researched guide, Amy Goldman expresses the beauty, diversity, and irresistibility of ripe melons in season.”
“This is a gem of a book, expertly written, informative, and immensely practical…”
Alan Gear, Executive Director, Henry Doubleday Research Association
“Gardening,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times, Book Review (June 2, 2002).
“Bookworm,” by Rebecca Sawyer-Fay, Country Living Gardener (May/June 2002).
“Meet the Melon Family,” by Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post (July 11, 2002)
“Melons: A Passionate Growers Guide,” by William H. Wiese, Library Journal (May 2002)