A great bonus to this new chill we are all feeling are the winter fruits that are coming in! In the kitchen this last week we have seen great looking quinces and pears. These two fruits are available in Cornwall from October until early December, making them perfect options for the tasting menu at this time.
The brilliant thing about these fruits is that they preserve really well. This means that if preparing them at home, you can keep them for a good month usually in a sugar syrup (sugar and water) or even better, in mulled wine! The key is to keep them submerged in a sterilised Kilner jar, or similar, to ensure that they do not get oxidised which taints the flavour and allows for spoilage. By preserving them in syrup, a deeper flavour can be achieved, whilst also softening the acidity.
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