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A Taste Of California is Ripe for the Recipe Box

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(NC) - REEDLEY, Calif. - Just in time for California peaches, plums and nectarines to arrive in abundance at local supermarkets, the California Tree Fruit Agreement (CTFA) is offering a free, full-color brochure entitled "A Taste of California," with recipes created by chefs and designed for the home kitchen.

Last fall, chefs from across the United States and Canada were invited to participate in a recipe contest, in which they were asked to submit recipes featuring California peaches, plums and nectarines in five categories. A winner was selected in each category - breakfast, lunch, salad, dinner and dessert - with one recipe chosen as the grand prize winning entry. The five winning recipes, and the chefs who created them, are featured in "A Taste of California", along with photography and tips for ripening and handling summer fruit.

Recipes include:

"We have a high quality, abundant crop this year, so now is a great time to try out some brand new, delicious recipes created by some very talented chefs," said Marilyn Dolan, consumer programs director for CTFA, which represents California's 2,000 peach, plum and nectarine growers.

The brochures are free upon request by mail at California Tree Fruit Agreement; P.O. Box 968; Reedley, CA 93654-0968.

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