With modern transportation, the world's vegetables are now readily available to all. From the familiar bean family to the more exotic samphire, this comprehensive visual reference catalogues over 180 different vegetables. All are photographed for easy identification with information on seasonal availability, buying, preparation and cooking. There are chapters on onions and leeks, shoots and stems, roots, greens, beans, peas and seeds, squashes, fruit, salad vegetables and mushrooms. The recipes give contemporary versions of classic vegetable recipes, such as Artichokes Stuffed with Mozzarella and Leeks and Mangetout with Chicken and Coriander. With over 70 dishes to choose from, whether you are looking for a soup, salad, main course dish or vegetable accompaniment, you should find a tempting suggestion.