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A book/guide to Asian or South American produce?

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A book/guide to Asian or South American produce?

greygarious | | Feb 19, 2009 06:41 AM

Can anyone recommend a book/guide to Asian or South American produce with good photographs and suggestions for use? There was lots of produce I don't recognize at the farmer's market north of Boston last summer, but the sellers speak virtually no English. When I'd point to something the seller would usually look forlorn, shake his/her head, and somehow express that it wasn't a flavor for me (typical white American of northern European descent). The most exotic thing I wound up buying was called, I think, "water spinach", which was tender green leafy stems that had no real flavor. Looked like a weed that would grow in my yard, and perhaps does!

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