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|Families are about similarities and relationships, and it’s as true with plants as it is with our own human families. Vegetable Literacy is about twelve plant families, their names, their quirks and histories, their relationships to one another, and some 300 recipes for how to cook and use them—simply and often intuitively. Many of the plants in these twelve families are familiar, but they go beyond the supermarket versions we see. For example, leeks have very long leaves called flags, but you wouldn’t know that if you didn’t have a garden. Did you know you can eat broccoli leaves as well as the stems and crowns? Kohlrabi leaves are quite edible too. Or that rhubarb, sorrel and buckwheat are all knotweeds? How is that spinach, chard and beet greens along with some edible weeds that are no doubt in your garden are called “goosefoots”? Vegetable Literacy will tell you these whys and wherefores and much, much more, starting March 12th.