[Sca-cooks] Cranberries and Lingonberries
kingstaste at comcast.net
Tue Nov 25 16:38:52 PST 2008
Hmm, I would have actually said more on the bitterness side on the
lingonberries that I had, not less than cranberries. We may well be dealing
with the difference between two different year's crops, or we may just have
that much difference in taste buds. We need a taste test!!!
I can see it now, you, me, and a dozen different preparations of
lingonberries and cranberries -ooooohhhhh..
Post-Thanksgiving Palate Cleansers??
From: sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Barbara Benson
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:25 PM
To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Cranberries and Lingonberries
> some lingonberry cider and lingonberry preserves at IKEA, and had them for
> the feast. I made a baked pancake with the preserves, then served some
> fresh cheese that I made and a dollop of the preserves on top. They were
> lovely, but almost indistinguishable from cranberries.
It is amazing how things taste differently to different people. I find
that the lingonberry preserves and juice that I get at IKEA tastes
drastically different from the various preparations of cranberries
that I have had.
I am very sensitive to "bitter" as a flavor and, while I like
cranberries in small amounts I find their tartness to carry a
significant bitterness. The lingonberries are quite tart but they do
not have any of the bitterness that I find in cranberries.
I usually keep a jar of the preserves in the fridge and I have them on
biscuits, toast and as the Jelly in my PB&J. Their taste is much
further forward in the mouth, I do not taste them in the jaw area like
I do cranberries.
Were I to substitute lingonberries for cranberries I would say that
you need to add lemon, but the other way around? I don't know how to
Serena da Riva
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