Chow Is There Anything Better Than Cherries?
posted by June 14 at 14:45 PMon
Except maybe Angela Garbes, who has been making me salivate in this bitsy column for the past several weeks. This week’s is about fava beans, which is convenient since my Pioneer Organics dropped some evil-looking bulgy fava beans on my porch yesterday and without Angela I would not have known that these are relatively old fava beans. Now I know which Alice Waters recipe to try. (Actually, I cheated on Angela and just bought a recommendation of Mark Bittman’s. I’ll be making basil-fava pasta courtesy of Patricia Wells.)
Back to cherries. There isn’t much to say about cherries. You should just eat them.
But has anyone tried canning sweet cherries? This article, from a 2003 Food and Wine, suggests canning Rainiers with basil. Ever since I’ve tried to do this during the inch of a corner of a week when both Rainiers and basil are in season. I’ve always failed.