Fine Cooking In Season: Your Guide to Choosing & Preparing the Season's Best
Fine Cooking Magazine
Taunton Press, 2011 (2011)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
ot only is this book crammed with multiple suggestions on how to prepare your favorite garden produce but it also offers hints on how to select the freshest veggies and fruit plus what you should be looking for during each season.
easonal, fresh produce is not only healthy but it makes each month an eating adventure. As you attend your local Farmer's Market or visit the nearby produce stand, there are so many options that sometimes it is easy to be overwhelmed.
he way this book is arranged, you'll discover not only what is available during the spring, early summer, late summer, fall and winter seasons but also what your preparation options are.
urn to the early summer section and you'll discover 17 different items that range from cherries, apricots, blueberries and prickly pears to okra, cauliflower, artichokes and fennel.
or example, after reading about how to select fresh fennel and prepare it, you'll find a recipe for
Braised Fennel with Tomatoes, Green Olives and Capers
and another for
Arugula and Fennel Salad with Orange and Fennel Seed Dressing and Toasted Hazelnuts
ach of the 80 or so vegetables and fruits mentioned in this book are accompanied by two main recipes and a couple of other ideas for using them in the dishes.
Fine Cooking In Season
out of produce preparation and makes every meal a culinary adventure. Even your children will delight in seeing these veggies appearing on the table for a meal!
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