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The Perfect Peach

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The Perfect Peach by David Mas Masumoto, Marcy Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto
Hardcover $22.00
Jun 11, 2013 | ISBN 9781607743279

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“This is a very special book, not just because it’s about peaches and the surprising things you can do with them, but because it’s also about growing peaches, the farming life, and, most uniquely, because it’s composed by a family. While reading The Perfect Peach, I couldn’t help but wish that every fruit and vegetable had champions like the Masumoto family, for surely each one deserves it. I look forward to that day.”
—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

“I have one word for the writing, photography, essays, and topic of this book: luscious. The Masumoto family has produced a glorious paean to the fruit they raise along with delightful ideas about what to do with an abundance of this heavenly fruit: sangria, salsa, pizza, and, of course, shortcake. I can’t wait for summer.”
—Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and author of What to Eat

“Congratulations to Mas and family for putting together a long overdue tribute to the delicious peach! I can’t wait to test out the tantalizing recipes in their wonderful new book.”
—Ag Kawamura, farmer and former California Secretary of Agriculture

“From Shaking Beef with Peaches to Peach Lemongrass Granita, The Perfect Peach collects an abundance of compelling recipes. But as a native son of Georgia who worked his first summer job at a peach packing plant, what really appealed to me were the Masumuto family tributes to all things sweet and fuzzy, and the interstitial essays that supply the real locomotion for this book of cookery advice and agricultural rumination.”
—John T. Edge, coeditor, The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Rick Bayless  
Introduction: Dating a Peach  
chapter one
A Peach Primer
chapter two
Thirst and Sweat
Beverages and Stories about Work
chapter three
At the Table
Savory Dishes and Family Farming
chapter four
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dishes and Peach Pleasure
chapter five
Harvest Memories
Preserves and Legacy
Measurement Conversion Charts 
About the Authors 

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