For the sweetest, smoothest strawberry jam, author Kevin West suggests staying as far away as possible from what he calls "Pamela Anderson fruit": the big strawberries found in regular supermarkets. He prefers picking small, red berries from farm stands, instead. Kevin West/Knopf hide caption

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Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

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Canned peaches can pack as many, or in some cases, more nutrients than fresh ones, research suggests. But be sure to skip the added syrup. Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Three Secrets To Crispy Pickles, And A 'Lost Recipe' Found

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