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Quince compote

Once again, I’m overwhelmed by quinces. My one little tree is groaning under the weight. I’ve succeeded in giving a fair amount away, but am loathe to leave those that haven’t already gone into chutney, jelly and cotognata to rot on the … Continue reading

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6 October 2013

Next to me on this hugely packed train from Ferrara to Chiusi is a man reading a book called Delitti in treno (Crimes on Trains). I was debating with myself as to whether this was an odd or fitting choice … Continue reading

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Apple & quince crumble

Even at this time of the year, I have quinces sitting about. Having eaten and/or discarded any with imperfections, I find that months later, despite having been left, forgotten, in a bowl in the corner of my rather warm kitchen, … Continue reading

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Cotognata (Quince cheese)

Quince cheese or cotognata – a sweet of Turkish Delight-ish consistency – was once a fixture on Italian Christmas-tide tables but has rather fallen out of fashion… perhaps – and this is a warning – because the effort involved is … Continue reading

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Autumn jellies: quince

             Just when you think long hours standing stirring over  a hot stove are over, autumn fruits begin to come on tap. What order you get them in depends on the weather. Medlars, for example, … Continue reading

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