Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables: A Commonsense Guide

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9780060154202: Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables: A Commonsense Guide

“A truly invaluable trove of culinary historical and botanical knowledge.”
Gourmet

“The timeliest and most truly helpful book of the year.”
Time

“If there were Emmys or Oscars for cookbooks, Elizabeth Schneider would surely receive one.”
Boston Globe

 

“A Commonsense Guide,” Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables by Elizabeth Schneider is the acclaimed classic resource on the wide array of delectable fruits and vegetables currently available to shoppers and chefs. A treasure trove of invaluable information on how to choose, store, and prepare all kinds of produce—with more than 400 easy and extraordinary recipes—it’s no wonder Bon Appétit calls this book “a must have.”

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As Elizabeth Schneider points out in her introduction, the immigrant culture of America is constantly restocking our markets and produce stores with "ethnic" fruits and vegetables that were hitherto unknown to any but the most worldly gourmets. Just as ginger, bean sprouts, and avocados were once strange, exotic substances, so Vidalia onions, fava beans, and passion fruit are becoming more common in stores nationwide.

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

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Answers every question about the new varieties of fruits and vegetables available in supermarkets. Encyclopedic information, simple recipes; an invaluable reference for amateur and professional cooks, gardeners, and all who love food.

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