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Poem: "Pigeon Soup" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Pigeon Soup"
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siege From: siege Date: December 9th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I've never eaten quince. I wonder how they'd do in a fruit salad.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 9th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Quince belongs to the rose family, related to pears and other fruit. It is tough and bitter, so rarely eaten raw. It might do as a minor ingredient in fruit salad if you shredded it. Then again, warmer climates can turn the fruit more palatable, so imported tropically grown quince might be edible raw.

I have to admit, I've wondered how it would perform in the bittersharp role for cider composition.
marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: December 9th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Quince is never eaten raw that I know of.
It's very hard (one must be really careful when cutting it)and it's...not really bitter (at least the varieties we have), but sour and feels dry. Cooking it changes the flavor dramatically and makes the fruit release its juice.
mdlbear From: mdlbear Date: December 9th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

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My wife boils quinces with sugar and some of those little hot cinnamon candies. Yum.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 10th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

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Ohhhh ... so kind of like pie filling? I am now rather more interested in quince as a possible orchard addition, given that I make pie filling to freeze. Our pear tree produces quite crunchy pears, which are great for cooking. Perhaps quince could be used similarly.
rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: December 9th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I remember reading that the (classical) Romans used to eat raw quince for fertility problems.
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