Here's why buying the ripest produce isn't always best
Choosing peaches that are still firm can be the best plan. (David Karp) We all want to shop for the ripest fruit we can find. Or do we? In some cases, the ripest fruit is not the best buy. In fact, in some cases it should be avoided To understand why, we first need to delve into the complexities of ripeness and maturity. And while we're at it, let's think a little about climacteric fruits. Advertisement Ripeness and maturity are separate but linked processes. Think of it this way: Maturity is when the fruit has assembled all the building blocks necessary to create flavor; ripeness is the process by which those blocks are assembled into something greater. When fruit is maturing, it's developing sugar as well as all the chemical compounds that will…
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German Sausage Guide
OldWorld German Deli has been making the finest sausages in California for more than 30 years. Stop by the deli and take some home for Labor Day Nuernberger Cooked Bratwurst $6.95 lb Made with selected cuts of fine and coarse pork and veal they are seasoned with salt, natural spices and herbs. Contains no nitrite Bockwurst $6.95 lb Made with finely chopped pork and veal, seasoned with salt, spices, milk, parsley. It has a very mild flavor and is usually cooked by simmering although it may also be grilled. Contains no nitrite Smoked Bratwurst Frankfurters $7.95 lb Also known as wienerwurst, a long, thin sausage that is flavorful pork and beef finely chopped with salt and spices. They acquire their special taste through naturally smoking the pork. Hungarian Sausage $7.50 lb Made with…
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