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Melissa's Great Book of Produce: Everything You Need to Know about Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Drawing on resources and expertise of the respected Melissa's World Variety Produce company, this book explains how to choose, eat, and cook common produce, as well as exotic fruits and vegetables.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Geeky book for Produce Lovers

A geek in one thing, a geek in all things, I guess and here is a book for all the gardening and food geeks out there. I came acorss those book while trolling the sorting shelves at my local library. It is one of the best finds I have made in a while. Melissa's Great Book of Produce: Everything you need to know about fresh fruits and vegetables is a information-filled and gorgeously photographed tome on produce both familiar and strange. For each piece of produce you get information on buying, storage use and even a few recipes along the way. There are some items in here I have never heard of before and it is great to get information on those I have heard of, but never encountered. A wonderful book for the kitchen or the couch, Melissa's Great Book of Produce will surely expand your knowledge and, most likely, your appetite. Highly Recommended


This book has tons of information! I work in an upscale grocery store where we carry a lot of the product that is in this book. I can read up on a particular product and know when it is available, how to pick out good product and even find a recipe or two. Thanks!

Well designed, beautiful book, not to mention extremely informative

Visually, this book is impeccable. The food stylist, graphic designer, and photographer have done a fantastic job of showing the fruits and vegetables in an appealing and stimulating way, sliced and angled just so. The typography and look of the book is probably one of the nicest on my shelves. But it's not just a good coffee table book. Most importantly, it contains enough detailed information on a quite impressive range of fruits and vegetables that it has quickly become my favorite reference book for fruits and vegetables. I can't say enough how thoroughly enjoyable the book is to look at and learn from. And my favorite part is when the author describes how a particular item tastes: for example, a feijoa has a "sweet-tart taste blending pineapple, citrus and purple grapes." The next day I hunted down a feijoa and enjoyed that sweet-tart taste! I have since personally vowed to try every fruit and vegetable in the book that I haven't yet eaten. It may be a challenge to find them all, but of course, as the book implies in its title, is one place I can look for them.

This book will inspire your everyday menus

Move over, apples & bananas! This is a book whose time has come -- just a decade ago, produce departments offered 200 items --today they have more than 500 fresh produce items and the authors of this handsome book have been instrumental in bringing many exotic items into the mainstream. We especially like the buying and preparation suggestions! Melissa's Great Book of Produce will inspire you to incorporate the more adventuresome fruits and vegetables into your daily meals.

Great Produce Book!

Wow - - first time I have seen a book with information about so many varieties of produce... there has got to be information on over 500 fruits and veggies and I didn't even know there were that many produce items! Information include season, selection, storeage, useage, serving suggestions and some recipes too! A vegetarian's bible I would say!
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