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Wash those berries

Fine Cooking Issue 73
Photo: Scott Phillips
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Always wash fresh berries, even if you picked them yourself. Like any other produce, berries can pick up bacteria or other contaminants from water, soil, and handling; washing helps reduce these risks. Keep your berries cold and dry until shortly before you’re ready to use them and then wash them in a colander under a gentle spray of cool water. Shake lightly to remove excess water and then spread the berries on paper towels to air-dry until you need them.


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