Synopses & Reviews
Television chef and literacy activist Curtis Aikens helps you select and prepare fresh produce for healthy and delicious dining. Sharing information gathered through his successful career in the produce business, he reveals the tips you need to become an informed consumer.
"Guide to the Harvest" is a handy companion which will help you select and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables of all types, both everyday and exotic. Aikens shares the results of his fifteen fascinating years in the produce business and as a television chief, offering a wealth of information about grading, seasonal quality, and nutritional value for more than seventy-five types of produce. He also offers detailed information on varieties, value, regional sources, and storage. Useful to both the novice and the accomplished cook, his book is arranged by type of produce--fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs--and alphabetically within each type. It features lots of helpful tips and anecdotes, and more than 150 recipes, including many vegetarian options.