Tips & Techniques

5 Links to Read Before Eating Stone Fruit

June 25, 2014

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Know your (stone) fruit.

Summertime is made infinitely better by the arrival of stone fruit. Fresh peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and cherries are perfect on their own, but it's always a good idea to sneak them into pies, tarts, crumbles, crisps, and even salads. Read up on the juicy details, then enjoy stone fruit all season long.

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  • How to buy, store, and prepare stone fruits. (Saveur.)
  • Everything you wanted to know about peaches, plums, and apricots. (Food52.)
  • If you don't have a cherry pitter on hand, here's a handy trick. (The Kitchn.)
  • Make sure to save those pits! You can use them later. (Bon Appétit.)

Stone fruit lovers -- share your secrets in the comments!

1 Comment

Matt L. July 3, 2014
Can I suggest that actually the best way to enjoy cooked stone fruit is to really simply roast them so the flavour intensifies - truly delicious. I'd love to know what you think about this recipe, www.timedeating.co.uk/roasted-nectarine