I have never been a real fan of pears, however occasionally, I would enjoy the on a salad but never would I eat one by itself. Pears are too mushy for me & they always seem to look beat up unless you pay big bucks to get them from Harry & David!
Well today I was at the market & saw these striking red & green pears that were calling my name. They were so beautiful & firm I decided to give them a try, not to mention that I thought they would make for a great table shot.
After taking a few shots, I cut one up & really enjoyed the sweet but mildly woody taste of mild flesh. I think I may be going back to get a few more to get me to through the weekend.
After my snack I looked up the history of the pear & was surprised to see that it has been around for a very long time. I guess since I never purchased pears I totally overlooked them until today.
Forelle Pear History:
Forelles are a very old variety, and are thought to have originated sometime in the 1600’s in northern Saxony, Germany. The name Forelle translates to mean “trout” in the German language. It is believed that the variety earned this name because of the similarity between the pear’s brilliant red lenticles and the colors of a Rainbow trout.
Forelles were introduced to the United States by German immigrants in the 1800’s, and they are now produced in the Northwestern states of Oregon and Washington.