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American Grown: The story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America (Anglais) Relié – 31 mai 2012


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Through her very personal telling of the story behind the White House Kitchen Gardens, First Lady Michelle Obama examines how increased access to wholesome, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improved health.

Mrs Obama describes how her daughters, Sasha and Malia, were the catalysts for change in her own family's eating behaviour and inspired her to plant a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn - the first of its kind since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden.

Illustrated throughout with more than 200 photographs, many never seen before, the book reveals a year in the life of the garden. It includes practical advice from the White House Kitchen Garden Team for growing a whole range of produce, from herbs and salads to squashes, aubergines and berries, whatever sized space you have. There are also delicious seasonal recipes, like Spring Pea Salad, Sweet Potato Quick Bread, and Braised Pork Shoulder with Butternut Squash and Greens.

With inspirational top tips for developing community and school gardens, advice on how to get involved in your local farmers' market, and ideas to help you grow your own, Michelle Obama shares the pleasures and endless benefits of home-grown food.

Biographie de l'auteur

Michelle Obama is wife of US President Barack Obama and First Lady of the United States. She was raised in Chicago and came from a family where there was always a vegetable on the plate.

Since entering the White House, Mrs Obama has launched a nationwide initiative to address childhood obesity by improving food quality in schools, increasing access to healthy, affordable food and encouraging physical activity.



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  • Relié: 272 pages
  • Editeur : Ebury Press (31 mai 2012)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0091950147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091950149
  • Dimensions du produit: 22,7 x 2,5 x 23,9 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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Par Olla sur 4 juillet 2012
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très beau livre...mais dommage d'avoir un poils collé, pris dans les encres d'impression dans la couverture du livre, pour 30 euros on aimerait ne pas avoir ce genre de désagrément ...Merci à l'imprimeur ....Bien cordialement
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144 internautes sur 157 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Put your politics aside 13 juin 2012
Par JACQUELINE S. HARAD - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
The book is beautifully presented and tries to offer information.
I am shocked at the negativity it has produced. As I expected, the negative reviewers were only interested in spewing hateful words and political outbursts.
I want to know what is happening to this country. At least I respect the office and the people in it, no matter their politics. Each election year brings more hatred than the last.
This book was written to highlight the danger our children and grandchildren are in with regard to their health. The first lady at least is trying to do something about it.
106 internautes sur 119 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Read the complete title please 6 juin 2012
Par L. Johnson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
There have been complaints about this book not being about gardening in the respect that there is no practical information or tips. If one reads the complete title of the book they could not possibly misunderstand. It is simply the story of the White House kitchen garden and others. The miscreants that use a book review to showcase the political anger and resentment that is too prevalent in this country today need to spill their vile elswhere. This is just a book for Pete's sake, the proceeds from which will all be donated to the National Parks.
318 internautes sur 371 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
She makes me proud 29 mai 2012
Par Richard Cumming - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
FedEx brought the book an hour ago and I whipped right through it. Wow, what a lovely book! It is coffee table sized and filled with marvelous photos. Our First Lady's charisma shimmers on these pages.

This story began on March, 20, 2009, as the Obamas were finally getting settled into the White House. Mrs. Obama's mother had just moved in and Michelle was contemplating something she had never done before, planting a garden. That was the day that they broke ground for the White House vegetable garden.

She takes readers back to other White House Gardens, most notably, to the Victory Gardens that helped to get our country through war. There are some wonderful old photos here.

This is a real hands on gardening book. It is broken down by seasons and there are illustrations of various garden plots. Obviously this book was a team effort. We meet the WH gardening team. There are all kinds of gardening tips, recipes, and anecdotes, here.

This book has so many wonderful photos and illustrations! I can't wait to try out this recipe for collard greens! This book makes me proud to be an American. Thanks to you, Mrs. Obama!
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Excellent well rounded book 14 juin 2012
Par Patrick Faith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
This book has had major input from a lot of experts, is very well rounded and has a lot of solid experiences even though the 1st Lady wrote it. For example she started the garden without boxed raised beds, and had some problems ... eventually she moved to raised beds and explains why. These simple experiences are what a lot of people need to understand that are getting into gardening. I found the historical background also very interesting, this book has been researched in detail ... pictures quality is also very high (I'd recommend getting this book as a physical copy, though I get 90% of my books on the kindle).
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So many beautiful photograhs, too! 13 juin 2012
Par K.Wagner - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
This is a book about gardens and gardening, It features gardens and garden ideas
across the country, and spanning the seasons. There are delicious looking recipes at
the end of the book. We see and hear about the White House Garden, which I loved the
idea of from day one.

This book is about communities, generosity and nutrition. This is about children, the aging
and dogs . This is a book about everything you want to think about in the summer, and what
you should want to think about year round. Planning is one of the keys, sharing is another. And
of course, a garden gets us moving so it is very much a book about what is important to this first
lady. Children, nutrition, good healthy food and living. I will pick this up many times in the future.
It makes me smile :)
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