From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Pears are picked mature but unripe and need to be ripened on the counter before they're sweet enough to eat. "Check the neck" to tell if they're ready.
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This indispensable ingredient adds more than just flavor to your favorite meals.
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