10 August 2010

Today's Read: Keys to Good Cooking by Harold McGee

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

At farmers’ markets, avoid vegetables and herbs that have been
sitting in full sun and are hot to the touch.
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Frozen vegetables can equal or better the quality of fresh,
especially vegetables that lose flavor and tenderness rapidly after
harvest. These include green peas, Lima beans, and sweet corn.
—From Keys to Good Cooking by Harold McGee (Source: Review copy, see review policy)

I am a huge fan of Harold McGee, who is well known for his On Food and Cooking, an awesome resource of kitchen science. I cannot wait for his new book to be published (October), and if you come back here on October 16, you'll get the full review.

23 comments:

Deepali 8/10/10, 7:15 AM  

Yum, that sounds great! I can justify my frozen peas and corn at least :) (also frozen baked goods? :D )
Here's my teaser:
Teaser Tuesday #7 - Maker's Song 1- Rush of Wings

Cheers,
Dee

samstillreading 8/10/10, 7:20 AM  

Good point about the vegatables in the sun- I'll remember that. Love the header on your blog :)

samstillreading 8/10/10, 7:20 AM  

Good point about the vegatables in the sun- I'll remember that. Love the header on your blog :)

Gramma Ann 8/10/10, 7:41 AM  

I never shop at Farmers Market, Why? To many friends give me fresh veggies out of their gardens this time of the year. Interesting quote from the book.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 8/10/10, 7:49 AM  

Sounds like good advice, easy to remember and act on.

I haven't read any of McGee's books, but since you stand behind it, I'll look forward to ON FOOD AND COOKING!

Sandy Nawrot 8/10/10, 8:18 AM  

We have great Farmers Markets down here but I never go because it is a bit of a hassle. Something like this might inspire me though. I will look forward to the review!

Heather 8/10/10, 8:24 AM  

I should be getting this soon and I can't wait to read it; it sounds so interesting! Our farmer's market is all inside, thank goodness. There are no veggies in the sun!

caite 8/10/10, 8:28 AM  

never thought about avoiding those veggies in the sun at farmer's markets...but I do agree with him about the superiority of many frozen veggies. peas and corn for sure, unless you are picking them from your own garden and eating it once.

bermudaonion 8/10/10, 9:27 AM  

This sounds like the perfect book for you.

Peaceful Reader 8/10/10, 11:05 AM  

I love our farmer's market and will now pay attention to the veggies in the sun! Mine is from The Girl Who Could Fly.

Phyl 8/10/10, 11:35 AM  

I really really really want to read this! I shop at farmers markets all summer long. I think the produce is snapped up quickly enough that it really doesn't have time to sit out very long. But I'll remember that tip. Must look for this guy's books!

Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

carolsnotebook 8/10/10, 11:46 AM  

Good point that I wouldn't have thought. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts.

Alice Audrey 8/10/10, 12:54 PM  

That hot to the touch thing applies to CDs at yard sales, too.

Alayne 8/10/10, 1:35 PM  

Nice teaser! Different from most. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

jlshall 8/10/10, 2:52 PM  

I'm not much of a cook (I'm a much better eater!), so I don't read many foodie-type books, but I'm a fan of anyone who tells me it's OK to use frozen foods! Love this teaser - sounds like a great book.

Amy 8/10/10, 3:39 PM  

Great teaser as well as helpful hints! I wasn't aware of either one but I'm glad to be aware of both. I love veggies and often shop at Farmer's Markets.

I'm looking forward to your review in October!

~ Amy

Marg 8/10/10, 4:21 PM  

Practical advice!

Thanks for stopping by my teaser

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict 8/10/10, 7:25 PM  

oh, good teaser. Enjoy your read. Thanks for visiting today.

Jenners 8/10/10, 8:05 PM  

I love that teaser ... it removed all guilt I have about serving those frozen bags of SteamFresh veggies I'm always giving to my family!

pussreboots 8/11/10, 1:35 AM  

Sounds like an interesting read.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your book. Mine's from The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.

softdrink 8/11/10, 6:44 PM  

Why oh why did he have to mention Lima beans?? Gross!!

wisteria 8/12/10, 5:41 PM  

We're just so lucky to have frozen veggies. Right?

trish 8/13/10, 1:12 AM  

So happy to know that corn can be just as good frozen! It's one of the few vegetables I can tolerate frozen.

And that is such a good tip about the farmer's market! I don't even think about the herbs and veggies sitting out in full sun.

I'm so glad you're on this tour!

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