In episode 036, learn about the difference between two popular pear varieties - Bartlett and D'Anjou. We also have a delicious salad recipe from a fellow food blogger.
🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market:
It's hard to find much variety in pears at the grocery store beyond Bartlett, D'Anjou, and Bosc, if you do see them, I'm a big fan of the Comice pear. Just make sure they are not ripe when you buy them as these ones go south really fast. If you head to an orchard or a farmers market that has pears have a ton more options.
My two favorite pears I have found these places are Aurora and Harrow Sweet.
🎧 Listen to our episode on When are Pears Ripe?
📚 Additional Resources
In this episode, we featured a guest David Crowley from the blog, Cooking Chat and the podcast, Cook Local, Eat Local. You need to check out his fantastic recipe for Spinach and Pear Salad with a Touch of Spice that is a great way to use up pears! Also make sure to check out his podcast episode Eating Local While Traveling with yours truly!