[Sca-cooks] Can you identify the food?

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Wed Sep 3 09:11:43 PDT 2008

I thought it was a pear myself, the reason being is that the neck appears
to thin out on it like a pear would at the stem. The quinces I've seen have
a shape more similar to the apple at the stem.


On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:04:30 -0700,  wrote:
> Michael Gunter wrote:
>>> I am pretty sure that is not a pear but a quince, just looking at the >
> puckery folds on the blossom end. Did historical breeds of pears have >
> those? Quinces do.
>> Considering this is a feast and the fruits are being sent
>> out for dining, I rather question the use of the quince.
>> Quinces are only edible once they are cooked. This looks
>> like raw fruit being sent out. 
> Fair enough,   I am just going by the fruit in the picture.  Well, maybe 
> early breeds of pears looked like that too.  Or maybe they are 
> distributing all the fresh fruits in the house to their various 
> destinations, including the kitchen.  Who can say without having been 
> there?  I'm not quite that old. Yet.
> Selene C.
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