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The New Basics Cookbook

By Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Published 1989

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Grapes are believed to be the world’s oldest fruit, and today they claim the lion’s share of the world’s fruit industry. Grapes are grown in all areas of the world where it is not extremely cold. In this country, California produces 98 percent of the grapes grown for eating and juice.
Buy grapes with fresh stems and firm fruit. And look for the deepest color for the most sugar. Grapes should be stored in the refrigerator, but warm them to room temperature before serving for the most flavor. Rinse them just before eating, not before, or they will get soft.