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Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables Hardcover – April 26, 2010
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More About the Author
Her quick-to-prepare recipes show off her full-flavored style, using fresh fruits and vegetables to their best advantage.
Cathy is the Food Columnist at the Orange County Register. She won the first place award as the best food columnist in the nation from the Association of Food Journalists (in the large newspaper division).
She is the author of "50 Best Plants on the Planet" (Chronicle, $29). The colorful book showcases the fifty most nutrient dense fruits and vegetables in 150 delicious recipes. She has also written "Melissa's Great Book of Produce" (Wiley, $29.95) and "Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce (Wiley, $29.95).
"Fruits and vegetables are sexy," said superstar chef Jose Andres on "60 Minutes," adding how with produce the flavors develop in the mouth. With each chew, he said, the flavor changes and gets more interesting.
Yes, Cathy agrees.
Top Customer Reviews
Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce is not just a cookbook. It's also a field guide for organic produce. You'll find information on how to select the ripest, freshest produce, how to save money by buying seasonal produce, tips for preparation, nutritional information, and much more!
The recipes are simple enough that anyone should be able to make more delicious meals from now on by using Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce. You'll find tips for making meatless dishes, and there are "Cooks Notes" for most recipes, which provide additional information to insure that the recipe will turn out as anticipated in everyone's kitchen.
If you're looking for a great guide for selecting, buying, and preparing organic (or even just fresh) produce, this is a wonderful choice. The illustrations are great and you are definitely going to learn a lot from this one.
Little did I know when I ordered it how much I would learn about each item listed. The produce is covered in an alphabetic format making it ever so easy to find information about a specific item. Then, each item starts with the same format: buying and storing, prep and use followed by item availability, serving suggestions and recipes that includes NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION.
Just browsing through I found some helpful hints, like how to store cilantro. I always find it discouraging when the cilantro spoils in a couple of days. Now I know how to store it so it will last 7 - 10 days. And did you know that using citrus zest from non-organic produce includes the wax. I never thought about that...now I do.
Another great feature is the listing in the front that includes seasonal availability of produce. Since I plan to give this as a gift for some non-California based family and friends I like that the produce listed is readily available nationwide.
Get this book for yourself, sit down with an organic seasonal fruit and enjoy the journey. You'll want to share the book -- and the treats you'll create from it.
Greet recipes, beautiful photos and a lot of information I was not aware about regarding the care taken to grow Organic Produce.
I been reading other organic books, but this is the best yet!
P.S. My only complaint is that there are not more recipes. I would love to see 10-15 recipes per item, but who wants to buy a 500 page cookbook. I'm hoping for a second book coming out soon!
picking out the best produce, but also how to cook it.
This book is on my counter every day and I refer to it all the time.
Very, Very informative and I have been married and cooking for my
family for 51 years. I wish I had had this book 51 years ago.
Cathy Thomas writes in such a way you can't wait to try one of her
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very pleased with this book. It was packed well and delivered promptly. I am anxious to make many of the recipes contained herein. Thank you.Published 19 months ago by Norma L Wain
Although, I haven't prepared any of the dishes as of yet, the majority of them looks so YUMMY! This book was so
worth it, and I so LOVE eating organic! Read more
I chose this book because I know the author and enjoy her creative, entertaining approach to cooking/eating healthier meals. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer