Melissas Everyday Cooking With Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic…

Hardcover | June 8, 2012

byCathy Thomas

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The ONLY guide you'll ever need forshopping and cooking organicThe freshest organic produce makes the most flavorful meals. But there are so many delicious options at today's markets that it's tough to know where to begin. Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce is the definitive guide to shopping and cooking with the very best organic fruits and vegetables. This information-packed resource includes:


Overviews of the 56 most commonly available fruits and vegetables, including all varietiesMore than 225 recipes with variations, quick-prep ideas, and meatless options for vegetariansShopping tips, including what to look for at the market, how to store it, serving suggestions, and complete nutritional informationMore than 100 gorgeous full-color photographs


Melissa's World Variety Produce is the country's leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables, marketing thousands of items. Joe and Sharon Hernandez, produce pioneers with a combined experience of over half a century, created Melissa's World Variety Produce, Inc., in 1984. They seek out and test new and unusual produce from around the world. Using "baby" vegetables is just one of the trends they have introduced to chefs around the globe, branding those tender-tiny veggies with the Melissa's label. The Melissa's brand is named after Joe and Sharon's daughter, who takes an active role in the company.

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The ONLY guide you'll ever need forshopping and cooking organicThe freshest organic produce makes the most flavorful meals. But there are so many delicious options at today's markets that it's tough to know where to begin. Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce is the definitive guide to shopping and cooking with the very best...

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The ONLY guide you’ll ever need forshopping and cooking organicThe freshest organic produce makes the most flavorful meals. But there are so many delicious options at today’s markets that it’s tough to know where to begin. Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce is the definitive guide to shopping and cooking with the very best...

CATHY THOMAS is the award-winning food columnist at the Orange County Register. She also writes for magazines, teaches cooking, and has studied with chefs around the globe. She lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Phil McCullough.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:June 8, 2012Publisher:John Wiley & SonsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Apple.

Ambrosia (October to February).

Braeburn (October to August).

Crimson Gold (October to February).

Fuji (October to August).

Gala (Year-Round).

Golden Delicious (September to April).

Granny Smith (Year-Round).

Pink Lady (September to January).

Red Delicious (Year-Round).

Apricot (April to June).

Artichoke (Year-Round, peaks March to July).

Asian Pear (Year-Round).

Asparagus (Year-Round).

Avocado (Year-Round).

Banana (Year-Round).

Bean.

Fava (March to June).

Green (Year-Round).

Soy Bean "Edamame" (Year-Round).

Beet (Year-Round).

Red (common).

Gold.

Bell Pepper (Year-Round).

Green.

Red.

Yellow.

Berry.

Blackberries (June to April, peak season June and July).

Blueberries (Year-Round, peak season June and July).

Cranberries (October to December).

Raspberries (April to December).

Strawberries (February to August).

Broccoli (Year-Round).

Brussels Sprout (November to May, peak season November to February).

Cabbage (Year-Round).

Green.

Red.

Carrot (Year-Round).

Cauliflower (Year-Round).

Celery (Year-Round).

Cherry (May to August).

Corn (June to August).

Bicolor.

White.

Yellow.

Cucumber (Year-Round).

Common.

English (Hothouse).

Eggplant (May to Aug).

Globe.

Fennel (Year-Round).

Fig.

Black Mission (June to October).

Brown Turkey (June to October).

Kadota: (August to October).

Garlic (Year-Round).

Ginger (Year-Round).

Grape.

Green (March to October).

Red (March to October).

Grapefruit (Year-Round).

Greens (Year-Round, peaks late spring to early summer).

Chard (green, rainbow, Swiss red).

Collard.

Dandelion.

Kale.

Mustard.

Spinach (mature, baby).

Herbs (Year-Round).

Arugula.

Basil.

Chives.

Cilantro.

Dill.

Mint.

Oregano.

Parsley (curly, Italian).

Rosemary.

Sage.

Thyme.

Jicama (Year-Round).

Kiwi (Year-Round).

Kumquat (December to May).

Leek (Year-Round, peak season spring).

Lemon (September to July, peak season December to February).

Lettuce (Year-Round, peaks late spring and early summer).

Butter.

Green Leaf.

Iceberg.

Red Leaf.

Romaine.

Lime (Year-Round, peaks May to July).

Mango.

Ataulfo (February to March).

Haden (Year-Round).

Kent (Year-Round).

Tommy Atkins (Year-Round).

Melon.

Cantaloupe (Year-Round).

Honeydew (Year-Round).

Watermelon, Mini Watermelon (June to September).

Mushroom (Year-Round).

Crimini (cremini).

Common White.

Portobello.

Shiitake.

Nectarine (May to September).

White Flesh.

Yellow Flesh.

Onion.

Cipolline (September to November).

Green (Scallion) (Year-Round).

Red, White (Year-Round).

Sweet (March to August).

Yellow (Year-Round).

Orange.

Blood (December to February).

Cara Cara (December to January).

Navel (November to March).

Valencia (February to December).

Peach.

Saturn (June to August).

White Flesh (June to September).

Yellow Flesh (May to September).

Pear.

Bartlett (August to April).

Bosc (September to June).

D?Anjou (October to July).

Red Bartlett (August to April).

Starcrimson: August to January.

Pea.

Sno peas (December to March, June to July).

Sugar snap peas (February to December).

Persimmon (October to December).

Fuyu.

Hachiya.

Pineapple (Year-Round).

Plum/Plumcot.

Plum (May to October).

Plumcot (May to August).

Pomegranate (August to mid December).

Potato.

Baby, Creamer (September to May).

Fingerling (September to March).

Red, Russet, Yukon Gold (Year-Round).

Radish (Year-Round).

Shallot (August to April).

Squash (Year-Round).

Acorn.

Butternut.

Crookneck.

Kabocha.

Spaghetti.

Zucchini.

Sweet Potato (Year-Round, peak season September to February).

Tangerine, Mandarin.

Clementine (November to January).

Honey (February).

Lee (January to February).

Minneola Tangelo (February to April).

Orlando Tangelo (November to January).

Page (December to January).

Satsuma (November to January).

Tomato.

Baby Heirloom (July to August).

Cherry (Year-Round).

Common Red (Beefsteak) (Year-Round).

Grape (Year-Round).

Heirloom (Year-Round).

Red (Cluster, On-the-Vine (Year-Round).

Roma (Plum) (Year-Round).

Teardrop (red or yellow) (Year-Round).

Turnip (Year-Round).