Processing Pears: An Art in Revival

From tapees to mastarda and stroop the process of preserving pears is increasing in popularity. This article gives historical reference to the demand and methodology for working with different pear varieties.

‘Stroopmaker’(2008) painted by the Dutch artist Bert Reijke. Stroop is traditionally made in a large copper kettle heated over a fire in Limburg province, Belgium, as well as in the bordering areas in the Netherlands and Germany.
Photo by Chelsea Green Publishing