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Alice Waters, author of The Art of Simple Food and founder of the Edible Schoolyard.
“The most convincing argument for eating fresh, organic, local food is discovering the peak ripeness of a fruit or vegetable at the farmer’s market or in your own garden. Ripe teaches you how to choose your ingredients and cook them so their true flavor shines through.”
Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day and 101 Cookbooks.com
”Ripe is first-and-foremost a celebration of all the wonderful facets of good produce (by a person who very clearly loves it). Cheryl’s flavor combinations impress me—Pomegranate Clove Thumbprint Cookies, Radish Olive Crostini, Persimmon Apple Radicchio Stacks, and Maple Pomelo Parfaits. This is a beautiful cookbook full of wonderful, inspiring ideas that are sure to be warmly welcomed into many kitchens.”
Tara Mataraza Desmond, co-author of Almost Meatless
“Ripe has good looks and a great personality. Paulette’s stunning photography seduces your appetite instantly and Cheryl’s smart humor makes it feel like you’re cooking alongside a comic writer with an amazing grasp of ingredients and mad skills in the kitchen.” The Wall Street Journal“entirely welcoming beautifully illustrated imaginatively organized.”
The Huffington Post
“Ripetreats produce to the same sense of naughty decadence usually associated with cupcakes and cocktails. Paired with Rule’s awesome recipes, bite-sized essays, anecdotes and kitchen tips are Paulette Phlipot’s glam photos ”
“If Skittles hadn’t already trademarked the slogan “taste the rainbow,” we would be nominating it for Ripe ”
“There are over 150 photographs in [Ripe], with about 75 recipes. “Lavishly illustrated” does not even begin to describe it This is a book to flip through and to savor, season by season, as colorful fruits and vegetables parade into your kitchen. It is a beautiful guide ”
“A browser’s mouthwatering delight, with gentle humor and appeal for cooks looking for specialty recipes with adventurous flavor combinations.”
“Enjoy this color-coded journey through the world of produce, from bananas to pomelos. Explore new twists on fruits and vegetables, and combinations of ingredients to jolt awake your taste buds ”
“Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule, with fabulous color photos by Paulette Phlipot, is organized in a uniquely inviting and liberating way—by color. Cheryl figures that most of us know that we should be eating more fruits and veggies, and most of us understand why. So, her intent is not to preach about a peach, but to use Mother Nature’s vivid paint box to spark your imagination. The photos alone will make you reach for that dark red head of radicchio, green-leafed bok choy or orange-hued papaya "
“Rule, a noted food writer and blogger, offers a lovely and gorgeous tribute to vegetables and fruits everywhere in this unusual cookbook Chock-full of delectable photographs that whet the appetite, this collection will tantalize and educate on the many appealing ways vegetables and fruits can nourish and sustain.”
Idaho Mountain Express
“Ripe is the Playboy magazine of fruit-and-vegetable cookbooks. Phlipot’s luscious, larger-than-life images of perfect peaches and alluring artichokes will draw you in, and, yes, you will actually stay to read the articles ”
Concierge Q / UR Here Travel
“Ripe, a kaleidoscope of cultivars, was an idea that originally manifested with Paulette and, in an unusual occurrence in the cookbook world, the photographer approached the food writer about coming on board ”
San Jose Mercury News
“When food blogger Cheryl Sternman Rule cruises the farmers market, produce comes to vividly described life . Now the San Jose-based produce whisperer has teamed up with photographer Paulette Phlipot to create a mash note to farmers market finds in a colorful cookbook ”
Clean Eating Magazine
“Ripe is sure to engage your senses and teach you a thing or two about your favorite fruits and vegetables — all the while helping you become a more creative cook!”
T. Susan Chang, NPR Summer Top Ten List For 2012
" treats of both fruits and vegetables. It's arranged, of all things, by color your visually inclined friends will ooh and aah over its rainbow eye candy. The recipes are well-chosen representatives that make the most of their featured ingredient, and most deliver high flavor with an absolute minimum of stress. It makes a lovely gift for your hosts at lazy summer parties — one that neither assumes or demands anything."
Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables is a cookbook that focuses on produce without focusing strictly on seasonality. ... The recipes in the book are simple and easy to make. They’re designed not only to showcase these fruits and vegetables in ways that make them look irresistible, but to use them in ways that are so approachable that you’ll find yourself saying “I could make that” even if you’ve never worked with, for instance, radicchio at home before. ... It doesn’t hurt that the photos are beautiful and the recipes are bursting with color, either, since that will only make you want to hit the farmers’ market to pick up produce even sooner. ... With the help of this cookbook, you will learn a lot about produce and pick up some great recipes that will help you eat more veggies and enjoy them even more than you did before.
Posted June 21, 2012
This cookbook is so easy to use and the recipes so delicously wonderful. Looking for something different to do with green beans... just flip to the green been page. Want to add some zip to your corn, then flip to corn. I wasn't so sure about ordering this cookbook, but am so glad that I did. I find that I'm pulling it off the shelf more than any other cookbook I own. Any why? Because it's so user friendly and the ingredients are easy to find. I like this cookbook so much that I bought 4 additional copies to give as gifts!
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