The Book of Difficult Fruit

Kate Lebo’s unquenchable curiosity promises adventure: intimate, sensuous, ranging, bitter, challenging, rotten, ripe. After reading The Book of Difficult Fruit, you will never think of sweetness the same way again.

The Book of Difficult Fruit

The Book of Difficult Fruit

"[A] glorious mash-up of memoir, love note, and cookbook. . . Every sentence is as sensuous as the first bite into a cold, juicy plum."—Hillary Kelly, Vulture "[A] dazzling, thorny new essay collection."—Samin Nosrat, The New York Times Inspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history. A is for aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for durian, endowed with a dramatic rind and a shifting odor—peaches, old garlic. M is for medlar, name-checked by Shakespeare for its crude shape, beloved by gardeners for its flowers. Q is for quince, which, when fresh, gives off the scent of “roses and citrus and rich women’s perfume,” but if eaten raw is so astringent it wicks the juice from one’s mouth. In a work of unique invention, these and other difficult fruits serve as the central ingredients of twenty-six lyrical essays (with recipes). What makes a fruit difficult? Its cultivation, its harvest, its preparation, the brevity of its moment for ripeness, its tendency toward rot or poison, the way it might overrun your garden. Here, these fruits will take you on unexpected turns and give sideways insights into relationships, self-care, land stewardship, medical and botanical history, and so much more. What if the primary way you show love is through baking, but your partner suffers from celiac disease? Why leave in the pits for Willa Cather’s plum jam? How can we rely on bodies as fragile as the fruits that nourish them? Kate Lebo’s unquenchable curiosity promises adventure: intimate, sensuous, ranging, bitter, challenging, rotten, ripe. After reading The Book of Difficult Fruit, you will never think of sweetness the same way again.

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The Book of Difficult Fruit
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Kate Lebo
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"[A] glorious mash-up of memoir, love note, and cookbook. . . Every sentence is as sensuous as the first bite into a cold, juicy plum."—Hillary Kelly, Vulture "[A] dazzling, thorny new essay collection."—Samin Nosrat, The New York Times Inspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo
The Book of the Household, Or, Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping and Domestic Medicine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: BOOK
Categories: Cookery Encyclopedias
Type: BOOK - Published: 1862 - Publisher: London : London Print. and Publishing Company

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The Book of the Garden
Language: en
Pages: 867
Authors: Charles McIntosh
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 1855 - Publisher:

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The Book of Raw Fruit and Vegetable Juices and Drinks
Language: en
Pages: 177
Authors: William H. Lee
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: Keats Publishing

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The Book of Household Management
Language: en
Pages: 1112
Authors: Mrs. Beeton (Isabella Mary)
Categories: Cookery, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1861 - Publisher:

"Comprising information for the mistress, housekeeper, cook, kitchen-maid, butler, footman, coachman, valet, upper and under house-maids, lady's maid, maid-of-all-work, laundry-maid, nurse and nurse-maid, monthly wet and sick nurses, etc. etc." (From the title page.).

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