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Peppers

“Some olive oils are even rated as zero-cough, one-cough or two-cough. But you don’t feel the sensation until it is deep in your throat. It’s not like hot peppers, which burn everywhere.”

-Gary Beauchamp
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Sweet Corn

noun

1.  is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves converting sugar to starch, sweet corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen, before the kernels become tough and starchy.
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Cucumber

“He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sun-beams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.”

-Gulliver’s Travels
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Arugula

Trivial details have been summoned, in part, to make a satirical point about upper-middle-class marriage-that the whole thing can slip away between the white wine and the arugula salad.

-David Denby
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Beets

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.”

-Tom Robbins
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Bell Pepper

“We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.”

-Jane Elliot
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Butter Beans

noun

1.a variety of small-seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus,  grown in the Southern U.S.
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Cabbage

“Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.”

-Ambrose Bierce
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Carrots

“Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the donkey to market; or the precipice.”

-Robinson Jeffers
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Cauliflower

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

-Mark Twain