FIVE WAYS WITH Quince
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|Winter 2022
A TOUGH-SKINNED FRUIT WITH A HEAVENLY AROMA WHEN COOKED, QUINCE IS WELL WORTH SEEKING OUT.
PAUL AIN SWORTH
Quince might not be the easiest thing to get your hands on as part of the weekly shop, but this oddly shaped, golden yellow fruit is an absolute corker of an ingredient and one I love to use, both in our Cornish restaurants and at home.

Oiginating from Turkey and Southeast Asia, quince has long been used in cooking — it was popular with the Romans and the Ancient Greeks (who associated it with fertility). And although the fruit needs plenty of sunlight to flourish, it’s perfectly possible to grow it in the UK as quince trees love moist ground.

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