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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Where are the pics?

Do I owe them?
post #5327 of 7356
Yes, you do. To me. To the forum. To humanity.
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post #5329 of 7356
Well, that was quick. thumbs-up.gif
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

that looks great. are those fraises des bois? or are they just little strawberries?
post #5331 of 7356
Just the smallest strawberries from the boxes. They were Albion, which was the variety we liked most from the ones available. I don't know the differences, though. These kind of tasted like strawberry candy.
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albions are the leading commercial replacement for the previous variety camarosa, which was distinguished mainly by a bland flavor and cardboard texture. it is an improvement, though still not a return to the glory days of chandlers and gaviotas (which you can still find at farmers markets if you ask around).
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

albions are the leading commercial replacement for the previous variety camarosa, which was distinguished mainly by a bland flavor and cardboard texture. it is an improvement, though still not a return to the glory days of chandlers and gaviotas (which you can still find at farmers markets if you ask around).

They had chandlers as well. Also seascape. These were much better.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

They had chandlers as well. Also seascape. These were much better.
hmmm, i would put that down to seasonal variability. some varieties deal with the heat better than others. i would encourage you to try chandlers sometime late fall or early spring. when they're good, they're like red burgundy.
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I will keep eating and trying.
post #5336 of 7356
Looks nice, Matt, but isn't the use of a martini glass as a serving vessel a little passé?
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Yes, but that doesn't mean that it isn't sometimes the best option.
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martini glasses haven't been around nearly as long as plates.
post #5339 of 7356
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

albions are the leading commercial replacement for the previous variety camarosa, which was distinguished mainly by a bland flavor and cardboard texture. it is an improvement, though still not a return to the glory days of chandlers and gaviotas (which you can still find at farmers markets if you ask around).
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt last week View Post

The strawberries around here are stupendous right now. There is a farm in Watsonville growing the nicest ones I've ever seen. And in several different varieties with quite different balances of sweet and acid.
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Originally Posted by ehkay 
When I was in LA, I was buying "Gaviota" (I think) strawberries a lot. Very nice--high sugar, low acidity.

So the boutique vegetable culture doesn't transfer over to fruits up there?
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Yes, but that doesn't mean that it isn't sometimes the best option.

Why not take up ice carving?
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