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Field Guide to Produce (Field Guide) [Paperback]

By Aliza Green (Author)
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It's not just apples and oranges anymore. 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.

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At last, a field guide to identifying and selecting more than 200 fruits and vegetables from around the world!
The perfect companion for every shopper, Field Guide to Produce offers tips for selecting, storing, and preparing everything from apples to zucchini.
When an unfamiliar edible appears on your grocer’s shelf, simply flip through the full-color insert until you’ve found its photograph. Turn to the corresponding page to discover its country of origin, common uses, and season of harvest.
This practical guide includes more than 200 full-color photographs of the world’s most popular fruits and vegetables, cross-referenced to in-depth descriptions and selection tips. Step-by-step preparation directions tell you whether the item must be peeled, washed, trimmed, or blanched. Grocery shopping—and dinner—will never be the same again!
Aliza Green is a chef, food writer, and teacher based in Philadelphia. She is the author of The Bean Bible: A Legumaniac’s Guide to Lentils, Peas, and Every Edible Bean on the Planet! and co-author of Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 4.25" Height: 5.75"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2004
Publisher   Quirk Books
Series  Field Guide  
ISBN  1931686807  
ISBN13  9781931686808  
UPC  082345368076  

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Cooking by Ingredient > Fruits
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Reference
4Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Vegetables & Vegetarian > Vegetables

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Great Guide To Picking Produce  Jun 11, 2008
I sent my mom the Field Guide to Produce for Mother's Day. She has always made her children eat fresh vegetables, but her love has always been fresh fruit. It is always difficult to know how to pick a good melon, or peaches that will ripen successfully into delectable treats. This book exceeds her expectations. I originally was going to get a book that I heard about on NPR radio called "How To Pick A Peach." The title is very clever and got my attention, as I'm sure the author meant it to. I would have purchased it except that the reviews here said that it wasn't as well organized and concise as the Field Guide. I've not yet seen the Field Guide myself, but when I do in a month as I head back east for vacation I will expand on this review.
Produce book  Jan 21, 2008
This book is great. It has all the produce you can think of and the ones you can't and it tells you all you need to know about the way the food is grown. Wow Great book!!!
Field Guide to Produce  Jun 26, 2007
The Pros to this book: good info on description of fruits/veggies, when in season, tips for purchasing & what to avoid, storage, preparation and serving suggestions and flavor affinities, as well as a section in the center with photos.

The Cons: No nutritional information at all and tomatoes are classified as a vegetable, which is an odd mistake to make for a reference book, since tomatoes are technically a fruit.
Disappointed  May 9, 2007
This book gives good, basic, brief information about a variety of fruits and vegetables. I feel it pales in comparison, however, to Elizabeth Schneider's books on produce because her books are more detailed. I would say that if you like brevity you will like this book by Aliza Green, were it not that I feel your hard-earned money is better spent on the more detailed Schneider books.
Has its moments, but ...  Apr 29, 2007
So much of the advice in here is purely common sense ... and some of it is rather weird. Are there really readers out there who need to be told, when selecting fruits/veggies, to not buy things that are moldy or bruised or rotten? I was hoping for something a bit more profound.

And I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that apples should be kept in the fridge, because they'll go 'mealy' within 48 hours on the counter! Am I the only person in America who keeps apples on the counter for weeks without difficulty? (Well, assuming they don't get eaten up first.)

There is some interesting info on different varieties and cultivars, but even that is available elsewhere, and most of the content is a waste of time/money for anyone who already knows more than the basics.

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