Field Guide to Produce

How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fruit and Vegetable at the Market

By Green, Aliza

Publishers Summary:
Produce: It's not just apples and oranges anymore. Today's supermarket shelves are stocked with strange, exotic, and delightful items such as quince, jicama, kumquats, amaranth, yuzus, and wing beans. But you don't need a degree in botany to make sense of it all -- just carry along Field Guide to Produce! This practical guide to the world's most popular fruits and vegetables features more than 200 full-color photographs -- plus detailed descriptions, selection tips, and guidelines on peeling, blanching, cooking, and eating. Award-winning chef Aliza Green describes everything you're likely to find at your local grocery store and farmer's market -- from common cabbages and coconuts to more adventurous fare like chayote and cherimoya. Grocery shopping -- and dinner -- will never be the same again!

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ISBN
978-1-93168-680-8
Publisher
Quirk Books


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Reviewed on April 19, 2004

Ever get chicory confused with curly endive? Can't tell a turnip from a rutabaga? Wonder what's to be done with a pattypan squash? Green (The Bean Bible) offers these answers and more in this little guide to fruits and vegetables. Though the photographs in the color insert are of middling quality and intermittent help (only a non-native English s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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