Field Guide to Produce

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Field Guide to Produce

How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fruit and Vegetable at the Market

By Aliza Green

Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781931686808, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

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

About the Author
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.""