Wherever you buy your berries, it helps to know what to look for. Shop with your nose. Look for the most fragrant berries. Strawberries don't ripen after they're picked, so choose firm, bright red berries. The green cap should be attached. Avoid strawberries that show signs of mildew, bruises, or seepage.
Bigger strawberries aren't necessarily the sweetest. Often, medium or smaller sized berries are more flavorful. Strawberries have countless delectable uses, as these recipes prove.