One might be inclined to treat a perfectly ripe peach or nectarine like a perfectly ripe tomato—that is, to not mess with it. Which we understand. But, like perfect tomatoes, they're simply too good (too sweet and bright and good with fresh herbs or brown sugar or both) to keep out of our salads and baked goods.
So when we're not busy biting into one and letting the juice run down our arms, we're eating them in these ways:
What's your favorite way to eat peaches and nectarines—when you're not just chomping into one in the hand? Tell us in the comments.