Buying Produce: A Greengrocer's Guide to Selecting and Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Jack Murdich, Author
Jack Murdich, Author Hearst Communications $13.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-05959-0
Reviewed on: 06/01/1986
Release date: 06/01/1986
Murdich, a greengrocer at New York City's Hunt's Point Market, one of the largest wholesale produce centers in the U.S., considers more than 175 different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nuts (not counting different varieties). He discusses each in detail, indicates when they are in season, how to tell if they are ripe, which varieties are superior and how to store them. Such greengrocer esoterica as the fact that borage is referred to in the trade as ""sandpaper'' is interspersed with useful tips on how to ripen persimmons and how to tell a Hamlin eating orange from a pineapple juice orange. (JunepTALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., foreword by Captain Ernst M. Cummings. Globe Pequot, $9.95
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