After years of growing the same kinds of vegetables, home gardeners are looking for something new to try. After all, if you like broccoli, you might also like broccoli raab. If you re a tomato enthusiast, you should try garden huckleberry. Do you love cilantro? Why not plant its Central American cousin culantro? These are just a handful of the dozens of examples Niki Jabbour introduces readers to in this creative approach to a vegetable gardening book. Each chapter features a vegetable garden staple such as cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, and asparagus then presents uncommon varieties and relatives that are worth getting to know due to their superior flavor or exceptional hardiness or just to keep things interesting! Basic growing information is combined with fun facts and horticultural history that gardeners and cooks will eat up."