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Omaha World-Herald -Publisher: Adventure Publications Number of pages: 240 Cost: $12.95
Peaches latest in joy of series
Sweet and savory recipes fill this no-frills cookbook.
Fruit lovers, rejoice!
Nebraska cookbook author Theresa Millang returns to the orchard with the latest in her "Joy of series: "Joy of Peaches" (subtitled: "Summer's Succulent Fruit").
As with earlier books, Millang sticks to the basics. No photos. Minimal illustrations. A helpful conversion chart. A few pages on the history and health benefits of her chosen subject. The Cliffs- Notes version of those would be: The peach, an ancient member of the rose family, is a nutritious, delicious and highly perishable fruit.
But the best part of "Joy" are the recipes -lots and lots of recipes.
With "Joy" as a guide, you can nosh on peach appetizers (Papaya-Peach Chicken Quesadillas); drink peaches with breakfast or dinner (Blueberry-Peach Smoothie, Peach Sangria); brush them on poultry or pork (Peach Barbecue Sauce); toss them in salads (Peach Spinach Salad); or eat them in a mind-boggling array of breads, muffins, cakes, cobblers and crisps.
Nor does the peach stand alone.
Stars from Millang's earlier works (cranberries, rhubarb, blueberries) play supporting roles here.
Since Millang provides recipes enough for you to eat peach for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I urge you to get going. Peach season will not last much longer.
But if you miss out on fresh, don't worry. Millang offers recipes made with peach jam, dried peaches and canned peaches.
BY JERI STUDY
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER