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How to choose, prepare, and store Rhubarb.
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Buying Rhubarb

Look for: rhubarb stalks that are flat and firm.

Avoid: rhubarb stalks that are limp and curled.

Seasonality: Spring and summer

Storing Rhubarb

Refrigerate unwashed rhubarb stalks in a plastic bag up to 3 days.

Preparing Rhubarb

If stalks seem coarse, pull off obvious strings. There is no need to peel the stalks. Trim off any rough areas. Next, cut stalks into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces before cooking, with slices cut on the diagonal, against the grain of the stalk to help break stringiness. Rhubarb has a high amount of acid and it is best to cook rhubarb in non-reactive cookware. (Do not cook it in cast iron, for example.

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