notes + observations + star addresses
HAPPY STRAWBERRY DAY
IN CELEBRATION OF MY FAVOURITE FRUIT, AFTER BANANAS
In case you didn't know, February 27 is Strawberry Day. I'm unclear as to the origins of this "holiday", but as a devoted strawberry fan I thought it my duty to share with you some fun strawberry trivia, my best strawberry desserts - and the restaurants where I ate them/patisseries where I bought them.
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N.B., Do keep in mind that strawberries are not always in season and that restaurants change there dessert menus all the time. Please don't go to a specific restaurant and expect the above desserts to be there. But for your sake, especially if you're a strawberry-lover, I hope they are!
À chacun son goût
Living in Paris has widened my strawberry horizons. Different varieties have different tastes (mainly to do with sweetness vs. acidity) and so depending on the task at hand - e.g. making jam to baking a pie to decorating a cake - will require a different strawberry for optimal results. When in doubt, I always ask the vendors at the fruit market. They're often so passionate and knowledgeable. They can also tell you things like: