I am a visual learner. Never is this more clear to me than when I thumb through a cookbook like Ripe
by Cheryl Sternman Rule with its incredible food photographs by Paulette Phlipot.
The fruits and vegetables practically jump off of the pages in 3D, and my brain understands their curves, colors, and yes, ripeness in a way that description alone could not accomplish. It's enough to make a gal hungry.