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Summer bumper crops can be beautiful. And overwhelming. But here's the other side -- we waste up to half of our food in this country. Toulze puts everything to use, something he learned from his mother. "My mom has always pickled and jarred as long as I can remember," he says.
Before seasonality became a term embraced by foodies, it was how we lived, how we ate. Transportation was limited, refrigeration, other than what the climate and creativity offered, didn't exist.