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Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables: A Common-Sense Guide from Arugula to Yucca: An Encyclopedic Cookbook of America's New Produceby Elizabeth Schneider
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Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables: A Commonsense Guide was first published in 1986 to a fanfare of outstanding reviews and has become a modern-day classic. Now more timely than ever, this encyclopedic cookbook answers the most pertinent questions about the rainbow of fruits and vegetables available in supermarkets nationwide. Here is what home cooks need to know about arugula, cilantro, mango, shiitake, and snow pea as well as the less familiar carambola, chanterelle, lemongrass, passion fruit, and tomatillo. Descriptions rich in culinary, botanical, and historical information set the stage for nearly 100 of these produce items, while detailed methods of selection, storage, and preparation lead to more than 400 easy-to-follow recipes designed to bring out the best in each fruit and vegetable.
Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables is an indispensable reference for home cooks and professionals, gardeners and world travelers, and the food-curious everywhere.
“A truly invaluable trove of culinary historical and botanical knowledge.”
“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—its no wonder Bon Appétit calls this book “a must have.”
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.
About the Author
Elizabeth Schneider has been demystifying fruits and vegetables for a quarter century, for both home cooks and professionals. To chefs, growers, distributors, and food editors, she is this country's premiere specialty produce authority — and "America's first vegetable rights activist" (Advertising Age).
For ten years, Schneider's "Produce Pro" series has appeared in Food Arts, a food industry journal. This series and "Vegetable Wise," published in Eating Wellmagazine, have won James Beard awards for best magazine feature series. Schneider is also an award-winning author of three other cookbooks and hundreds of articles, which have appeared in Gourmet, Food &Wine, The New York Times, and a dozen other publications.
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