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How to Pick a Peach The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table

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ISBN-10: 0547053800

ISBN-13: 9780547053806

Edition: 2007

Authors: Russ Parsons

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"Eat locally, eat seasonally." A simple slogan that is backed up by science and by taste. The farther away from the market something is grown, the longer it must spend getting to us, and what eventually arrives will be less than satisfying. Although we can enjoy a bounty of produce year-round -- apples in June, tomatoes in December, peaches in January -- most of it is lacking in flavor. In order to select wisely, we need to know more. Where and how was the head of lettuce grown? When was it picked and how was it stored? How do you tell if a melon is really ripe? Which corn is sweeter, white or yellow? Russ Parsons provides the answers to these questions and many others in this indispensable…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Russ Parsons is food editor of the "Los Angeles Times", the nation's largest metropolitan daily. He has won many awards for his journalism, including the Bert Greene Award & two James Beard Awards.

The Vegetables and Fruits Alphabetically
The Recipes by Category
Introduction
The Plant Designers: Factories in the Field
Spring
Artichokes
Asparagus
Onions, Leeks and Garlic
Peas and Fava Beans
Salad Greens
Strawberries
Big Farmers, Small Farmers: The Cost of Compromise
Summer
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplants
Green Beans
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Cherries
Grapes
Melons
Peaches and Nectarines
Plums
Growers and Global Competition: Reinventing the Tomato
Fall
Broccoli and Cauliflower
Mushrooms
Peppers
Winter Squash
Apples
Pears, Asian Pears and Quinces
Persimmons and Figs
Market Corrections: The Return of the Small Farmer
Winter
Cabbages and Brussels Sprouts
Cooking Greens
Potatoes
Root Vegetables
Lemons and Limes
Mandarins (Tangerines), Grapefruits and Pummelos
Oranges
Index