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Father Kitchen Sep 24, 2008 04:01 PM

Has anyone seen quinces for sale in the DC & Baltimore, or northern Virginia areas? I'd appreciate knowing where I can get them.

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    link_930 RE: Father Kitchen Sep 25, 2008 09:09 AM

    I see them at Harris Teeters in No. VA all the time. Pretty sure Trader Joe's has a few; Cheesetique in Del Ray, Alexandria most likely carries them as well.

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      Father Kitchen RE: link_930 Sep 25, 2008 09:10 AM


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      masonuc RE: Father Kitchen Sep 26, 2008 06:34 AM

      You can get them at the Dupont Farmers market. Anyone have advice on how to prepare them -- to someone that hates to cook and has about 5 minutes of patience?

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        Father Kitchen RE: masonuc Sep 26, 2008 01:42 PM

        You'll need more than five minutes of patience to cook quinces as they take slow cooking, but are really worth it. At the least, you can stew them. But recipezaar.com has a page with 24 quince recipes and fooddownunder.com has 84 of them. (I'm not sure if there are two ds in that. It may be foodownunder.com.) Lots of other sites have them. Just Google quince recipe.

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          pigtowner RE: masonuc Sep 26, 2008 06:10 PM


          Quince Tarte Tatin. If you really hate to cook, I guess you could buy a premade crust and then all you really have to do is peel and cut up the quinces. The actually recipe is really easy and fantastic.

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          pigtowner RE: Father Kitchen Sep 26, 2008 08:16 AM

          I've bought them in the past at the Baltimore Farmer's Market (under JFX), but haven't seen them yet this year.

          1. Father Kitchen RE: Father Kitchen Oct 1, 2008 01:19 PM

            Thanks to folks for the help. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's do not have quinces yet. Balducci's has them for 2.99 each and Harris Teeter has them for 1.48 ea, which is more like it. I would have posted this earlier but had technical glitches.

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              pigtowner RE: Father Kitchen Oct 9, 2008 11:25 AM

              I saw them for the first time this past Sunday at the Baltimore Farmer's market. I didn't catch the price though.

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                Father Kitchen RE: pigtowner Oct 9, 2008 01:18 PM

                Thanks for the alert. The quinces I found at Harris Teeter and Balducci's seem to be what some web sites describe as apple quinces. They are different from the quinces I've cooked in the past. I stewed some yesterday, and they didn't turn pink deep red as they usually do. So I will be on the lookout for other varieties.

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