[Sca-cooks] Can you identify the food?

adamantius1 at verizon.net adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Sep 3 16:00:13 PDT 2008

FWIW, I understand both Pliny and Columella mention varieties of  
quince that are edible in their raw state...


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On Sep 3, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> 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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