The author rants too much. Seriously, Why should cucumbers be straight? My suspicion is that the only reason is that they pack better that way. In other words, it suits big commerce, and somehow they've pursued the buying public that there is honour to be found in ram-rod conformity. Blah, blah and it goes on. About every veggie she has to say something that has nothing to do with how to choose & store or cook it.
You have to skim text to find the real stuff - advices, tips and instructions. I better use Google, then.