Sunday, May 19, 2013

Title: How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table
Author: Russ Parsons
Genre: non-fiction, food issues, food history, cookbook

Part vegetable/fruit primer, part cookbook, Russ Parsons discusses (very briefly) the growing history of the most popular fruits and vegetables in the United States. The book is divided seasonally with recipes and food history for the vegetable or fruit that is harvested in that particular season. Parsons' focus in this book is flavor; he doesn't get preachy about organics, the environment or vegetarianism, so this might be the right book for someone who is interested in eating healthier but doesn't want to be preached at for not buying 100% organic.

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