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 This article gives historical reference to the demand and methodology for working with different pear varieties.

Featuring a directory of 500 varieties of both ancient and modern pears with tasting notes and descriptions for every one, "The Book of Pears" reveals the secrets of the pear as a status symbol, introduces readers to some of the most celebrated fruit growers in history, and explains how the pear came to be so important as an international commodity.
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