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October 21, 2017
There are three very good reasons why you should learn basic cookery: practical, gastronomical and personal reasons. On the practical side, its'a stubborn economic fact that preparing your own food is cheaper than buying it ready-made. Gastronomically, it's a fact that old-fashioned home cooking is tastier and more varied. As for the personal side, it's a fact that cooking is fun, especially good cooking.

James A. Beard
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Cooking Tip of the Month: Washing fruits and vegetables

Wash fruits and vegetables with cool tap water before use. Thick- skinned produce may be scrubbed with a brush. Do not use soap.
 
Source:   United States Department of Agriculture
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