The Great Book of Pears

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  • Anecdotes, recipes, history and growing tips for common and gourmet pears from throughout the world.
  • Author:
    Barbara Jeanne Flores
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    634.13
    EAN:
    9781580080361
    ISBN:
    1580080367
    Label:
    Ten Speed Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $16.95
    Manufacturer:
    Ten Speed Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    176
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2000-08-01
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Studio:
    Ten Speed Press
    Title:
    The Great Book of Pears
    Release Date:
    2000-08-01
    Creator:
    Susanne Kaspar

Recent User Reviews

  1. jconnor dunlap
    "The Great Book of Pears"
    3/5,
    As I tested and sampled recipes from this book, my husband and I began to wax poetic on the subject of pears. We commended the fine fellow who pulled the first pear from the tree, and applauded every chef behind him who found
    new and inventive ways to work these gems into a recipe. Let Barbara Flores be no exception.


    This is a cookbook under the guise of good reading. After trying several recipes, bent over the kitchen counter reading snippets of the fascinating History chapter, the illuminating Forward (written by Chez Panisse co-owner and former pastry chef Lindsey Remolif Shere), and then perusing the beautifully illustrated pages detailing the different pears, their
    individual leaves, and multitudes of uses, I finally broke down and curled up with the book one evening. What a treat to find a good read within the pages of a cookbook!


    This book is as much a resource as it is a guide for cooking with pears. The chapter Pears in the Garden brings together the collaboration of the author and her pear-growing husband. Illustrations of proper pear growing are mingled with pertinent questions and answers regarding the subject from planting to harvest.


    In the recipes chapter, we took Barbara up on her offer of Grilled Pear, Chile, and Asiago Quesadillas, and murmured approval while battling each other for the last morsel. I made the Pear Upside-Down Cake for guests,
    and was left with crumbs. I put up several jars of the Gourmet Pear Preserves kept one, and gave the others as gifts. Big mistake. Ive since been chastised, and am "forced" to make a new batch!


    Im very pleased to add this book to my collection. Some of the pages are already sticking together& the sign of approval in this chef's kitchen! I gladly recommend this creative and innovative cookbook.

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