Some of you may be familiar with the colorful cover of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. The beautiful main photo, by Sarah Culver, is of stem lettuce, also known as celtuce. Stem lettuce is a really interesting vegetable - a leafy top (not so delicious) on crisp and juicy stems (very delicious) that thicken as the plant grows.
But anyway, turns out, the publisher felt the original cover was too dark and decided to make a lighter one. Check out the new cover! This is what you’ll see everywhere on February 8th. I would agree that if you imagine the two covers on a stack of books in the bookstore, the lighter cover on the right is more eye-catching from a distance. Don’t you agree?
I'm Wendy Kiang-Spray, gardener, home cook, and author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. Learn more about the book here. Enjoy the blog and be sure to like The Chinese Kitchen Garden Facebook page for notifications when there are new posts.