AARP Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce

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Wiley, Dec 7, 2011 - Cooking - 304 pages
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Must-have information and amazing recipes for cooking with the freshest, tastiest organic produce

With hundreds of farmer's markets and an increased interest in organic fruits and vegetables, today's home cooks need an accessible reference for shopping and cooking organic. Melissa's World Variety Produce is the nation's leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables and the professional chef's go-to source for new and unusual produce. Their products have been certified organic for over 10 years. In Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce, the team from Melissa's compiles vital information on fresh, seasonal organic produce with the best recipes for getting the most out of your organic finds.

This inspiring, mouth-watering resource is packed with delicious recipes and gorgeous full-color photos, making it a must-have for anyone who wants to incorporate organic produce into flavorful everyday meals. Inside, you'll find more than 400 recipes, including quick-prep recipes and deliciously easy variations, as well as a special section of meatless options for vegetarians.

    • Covers 56 of the most commonly available fruits and vegetables, arranged alphabetically for quick reference
    • Includes overviews of each food, what to look for when shopping, tips on buying and storing produce, produce varieties, serving suggestions, and complete nutritional information in the standard USDA format
    • Offers "Cook's Notes" and tips, suggested variations, meatless options, and complete nutrition profiles for each recipe

For home cooks who want the latest and most comprehensive information on shopping and cooking with the best organic produce, this book is an invaluable guide.

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Great book to start organic cooking... recipes are delicious! I love the emphasis on produce and the photos for the produce and recipes......

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About the author (2011)

Melissa's World Variety Produce has been in business for over 30 years, and is the country's leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables. They market literally thousands of items. Because of their constant search for new fruits and vegetables, as well as their high standards of quality, owners Joe and Sharon Hernadez have formed alliances with many star chefs.With their resources and knowledge, they bring their specialized team, including corporate chef Ida Rodriguez and marketing maven Robert S. Schueller, who is known as the "Produce Answer Man," and is frequently quoted in magazines ("Vogue, Martha Stewart Living") and newpapers and does many radio interviews, trade shows and conferences. The company feels so strongly about this project that they are planning to buy back 15,000 copies of the book.

Author Cathy Thomas is an award-winning food editor at the Orange County Register. Last year she won first place in the Best Food Columns category (large newpaper division) of a national contest sponsored by the Association of Food Journalists. She also writes for magazines and teaches cooking. Along with a university degree, she has studied in London at Le Cordon Bleu, in Paris at La Varenne and with renowned pastry chef Gaston LeNotre.

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