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Try quince

I got so excited this weekend because I found some gorgeous quince (pronounced "kwints") in the natural grocery store; it's one of those fruits that's only in season for a short time, about October to January. You've probably never heard of it, but trust me, this is a fruit you really should try. Some legends say it's the fruit from the garden of Eden, and based on its perfume-like smell (hints of pineapple), I can see why it would be irresistible--but the trick is, you can't eat it raw. It has to be cooked, typically with some kind of sweetener, and then it's great; you can substitute it for part of the apples in a pie, tart, homemade jelly, etc. Look for a description and more ideas on how to use it in our January issue's "What's In Season" installment, in your store soon.

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