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Pomegranates

by Ann Kleinberg

The culinary and mythological virtues of pomegranates have been extolled in art and literature since the time of the ancient Greeks, and these days the fruit is enjoying the spotlight as one of the hot new culinary trends. Famed for its tart, refreshing juice and for its symbolism of royalty and fertility, the pomegranate is guaranteed to perk up almost any meal. Whether an integral part of a dish's composition or adding a bit of color and surprise as a garnish, pomegranates bring beauty and stimulating flavor. POMEGRANATES offers the natural and cultural history of the pomegranate throughout the world; gives tips on how to buy, eat, and use this delectable fruit; and then dishes up a comprehensive collection of 70 pomegranate recipes.More and more people seem perfectly happy to wrestle with this amazing fruit to experience its hard-gotten but ultimately satisfying taste treasure. A fully illustrated celebration of the pomegranate and its many culinary uses, including 70 recipes. In two recent and major medical studies, the pomegranate has been shown to be a great source of antioxidants. Includes a historical and cultural perspective on the pomegranate. Reviews"The pomegranate has suddenly become the trendiest fruit around." --San Francisco Chronicle, January 14, 2004"Brighten holiday dishes with Pomegranates. A healthful source of antioxidants and vitamin C, [they] add a dash of jewel-like color to winter tables."--Country Living Gardener

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