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Simply Quince    by Babara Ghazarian order for
Simply Quince
by Babara Ghazarian
Order:  USA  Can
Mayreni, 2009 (2009)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Barbara Ghazarian's latest cookbook, Simply Quince, features 70 easy recipes that show how to add this aromatic cousin of pears and apples to your family table. Available from September through January, the quince's versatility, floral fragrance, subtle flavor and dazzling color make it a fruit that will add a new dimension to your holiday cooking.

The recipes Ghazarian presents that utilize the quince range from salads, side dishes, and main courses to spreads, condiments, and a variety of desserts.

For a change of pace for an entrée, you might wish to try Chicken and Quince Stew, Spicy Bay Scallops and Shrimp with Quince and Raisins or, perhaps, Roast Pork Tenderloin with Quince and Root Vegetables.

If you'd like something a little more exotic, White Pizza with Quince, Prosciutto, Asiago Cheese and Chives, a German Quince Pancake or a Fiery Quince-Tomato Spread might be in order.

This tribute to the quince, which has been cultivated in North America since Colonial times, hopefully will introduce more people to the culinary possibilities the hard, fuzz-covered fruit offers.

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