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SWEET ONIONS AND SOUR CHERRIES by Jeannette Ferrary

SWEET ONIONS AND SOUR CHERRIES

A Cookbook for Market Day

By Jeannette Ferrary (Author) , Louise Fiszer (Author)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-671-70084-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

 Fennel-and-carrot bisque; poached sole with chanterelle sauce; leek, red-pepper, and goat-cheese frittata; spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs--or with olives and sun-dried tomatoes: These are typical of the recipes contrived by Ferrary (Between Friends, 1991) and Fiszer (Season to Taste, coauthored by Ferrary, 1988) and presented here in alphabetically arranged chapters, from artichokes to tomatoes, as suggestions for what to do with the produce you might pick up at greenmarkets. If you see many new cookbooks, the general drift of these combinations can seem numbingly familiar and arbitrary. Then there's a fruit section, from apple to ``stone fruits,'' that seems to stretch for novelty--if not oddity--with such dishes as halibut with apple-curry salsa, grape-and-garlic risotto, and curried turkey-salad with mango and cashews. To this marginal collection, the authors have added, for each featured fruit and vegetable, a page or so of text that is more chatty than enlightening. The concept of a cookbook for market day could bear a substantial treatment, but this is capricious, ephemeral stuff. (Line drawings throughout.)