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How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table Hardcover – May 9, 2007
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- Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (May 9, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0618463488
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618463480
- Item Weight : 1.46 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.14 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,182,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The question is, "How do you select and store fresh fruits and veggies to insure the maximum excellence in taste and texture?" The answers are found in Russ Parsons' well written book, "How To Pick a Peach." He classifies each fruit and vegetable by season and not only tells you how to pick the best ones, but also how to store and prepare them. Russ also gives you several simple recipes for using each fruit and vegetable.
Some fragile veggies such as peas, corn and green beans should be eaten right after they are purchased. Some veggies, such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes and winter squash should never be refrigerated. When refrigerated the starch in potatoes turns to sugar and they lose flavor. This was new to me.
He gives an interesting short history of each fruit and veggie. He also gives a history of industrial farming and the cost of compromise when big farmers take over the production of our produce, which I really enjoyed. Now that I have read "How To Pick a Peach" it will make a valuable reference tool.