Technique Thursday: How to Wash Vegetables

I found myself in a slightly awkward situation a few days ago. And let me preface this by saying that those with whom I was talking probably didn’t find the situation awkward at all. I was discussing with some folks about how to wash vegetables, when a good friend asked me, ‘Why do you soak your produce in vinegar-diluted water? Will it really remove the pesticide residues any better?’ I stuttered a half-confident "I heard it from a friend."...more