On Fruit

Louis XIV cultivated thirty-three varieties of peach in the gardens of Versailles – some say that they were his favourite fruit.
Pêches des vignes are really quite rare these days in France. They grow in between the vines in a vineyard and are thought to be less beautiful to look at than the rosier looking, fleshier and more robust Chinese peach varieties. Their flavour is remarkably delicate, however, and their soft flesh goes beautifully with wild blackcurrants, sieved into a thick, sharp coulis.
Sometimes, things are not quite what they seem. The discarded hold a hidden, exciting secret known only to those who take the trouble to discover it.
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2 thoughts on “On Fruit

  1. Sometimes, things are not quite what they seem. The discarded hold a hidden, exciting secret known only to those who take the trouble to discover it.

    That's like everything old is out, and the new is *perfect!* Until it's not and the old doesn't seem so… well, old, anymore. I remember the first time I heard a techno version of a 70s hit song – I took great pleasure in singing along to the amazement of my teenage daughters. I became instantly cool… until I told them how I knew the words. They gagged and gecked.
    Now I tease them… they've discarded the techno version for the original and we all sing along. Much better.

    Viva le ancient? lol

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