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October 24, 2014
Ripeness in some fruits and vegetables can hardly be improved upon. The job of a responsive cook is to preserve these native qualities, recognize the point beyond which they fade, and exercise restraint in the way of any additions. In such an instance, the act of cooking may be as simple as waiting patiently for a persimmon to ripen or anointing a tomato with a little olive oil and sea salt.

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Cooking Tip of the Month: Washing fruits and vegetables

Wash fruits and vegetables with cool tap water before use. Thick- skinned produce may be scrubbed with a brush. Do not use soap.
 
Source:   United States Department of Agriculture
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