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ISO fresh quinces

kitsune Jan 9, 2010 06:45 AM

Does anyone know where I might be able to find fresh quinces in the Boston area this time of year? It seems that they come into season around late Nov./early Dec., so perhaps I'm too late. Whole Foods seems to have them now and again, but I keep missing them. Any recommendations for reliable sources would be much appreciated.

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: kitsune Jan 9, 2010 07:10 AM

    they generally come around after the first frost. i think you may be out of luck.

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      Madrid RE: kitsune Jan 9, 2010 08:02 AM

      I last bought one in October i think, but I was looking for them now as well. Russo's in Watertown...website...lists them as available and in season now, and Ana Sortun is offering "Scallops with Quince Brown Butter & Brussels Sprout Tian with Shitake & Leek" at Oleana so they must still be in season.

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        kitsune RE: Madrid Jan 9, 2010 08:26 AM

        Many thanks for the lead. Just called Russo's and was told that unfortunately they're "done for the season".

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          PinchOfSalt RE: kitsune Jan 9, 2010 08:51 AM

          Strange. I saw some there just yesterday. Perhaps other Hounds might report...

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            kitsune RE: PinchOfSalt Jan 10, 2010 01:15 PM

            Yes! Thanks for the tip! I just returned from Russo's (my first trip there, actually) and indeed they had quinces. They had loads of them there -- I have no idea why the guy on the phone automatically assumed they were out.

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              PinchOfSalt RE: kitsune Jan 11, 2010 04:24 AM

              You are quite welcome. I hope Russo's lived up to your expectations, and am honored that you trusted my tip enough to make the trip there.

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