I promise I am not going to talk only about foods starting with “QU.” (Last week’s Foodie Friday: quinoa post). However, I had a new food last week and wanted to share. Some friends brought over quince paste as an appetizer. What is quince? According to Wikipedia:
It is a small deciduous tree, growing 5–8 m tall and 4–6 m wide, related to apples and pears, and like them has a pome fruit, which is bright golden yellow when mature, pear-shaped, 7–12 cm long and 6–9 cm broad.
I don’t think I’ve ever had quince before, though I have eaten AT Quince several years ago. The sticky, fruity and sweet quince paste was eaten speared with a toothpick together with some Manchego cheese and baguette. It was very delicious and something I’ll be sure to look for when I’m in a “fancy” grocery store.