In this magnificent, encyclopedic cookbook, Schneider discusses each of 80 fruits and vegetables, its origins, history, and appearance, its flavor, uses, and nutritional highlights. She tells how to shop for it and what to look for, how to store it and how long it'll keep, then she provides a selection of recipes (there are 420 in all) to inspire and reward your new culinary quests. Richard Sax's Hot and Sour Soup-Stew is a lovely way to try out Chinese cabbage, Sautéed Fennel with Lemon makes one wonder how one existed so long without it, and Collard Greens with Cornmeal Dumplings and Bacon provide you with the wherewithal to enjoy this ultimate comfort food in your own home, even if you don't hail from down South. Schneider's Commonsense Guide is an irresistible reference. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
We were very disappointed in this book. I bought it for my son because he loves exotic fruit. I expected it to have a lot of information about the fruit and nice photographs. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dina
This book is amazing in its ability to give you the essence of unusual fruits and vegetables, along with a few iconic recipes for each. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Seeker of Handy Tools
Can only wish I had purchased this book when it first became available! But, I'm glad to have it now. Easy to read, informative.Published on November 12, 2010 by asiana
I stumbled on this in a used book store last weekend, and I'm in love with it already. The combination of an initial descriptive section followed by a selection of recipes for... Read morePublished on February 24, 2009 by Bruce A. Kaplan
Don't look any further than this author. This is a top-notch resource for learning the details about uncommon fruits and vegetables in the American marketplace. Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by Ralph