How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Peaches, In Season in August

July 30, 2015

Sweet, juicy, drip, wonderful peaches are in season through the late summer. They’re soft and tender with flesh of varying colors (white and yellow), and can be big and round or small and compact, like donut peaches (aptly named because they look like miniature breakfast pastries, and are about as sweet!).

HOW TO BUY If looking for peaches at the peak of perfection, give them a sniff, not a squeeze. They will be soft enough to bruise, so take care not to manhandle them. If it smells like peach pie, it’s ripe and ready. For pits that separate effortlessly from…