Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 29, 2012

Of Strawberries

Strawberries Soaking in White Wine

In the Court and Country Cook, there are instructions for strawberries in the Confectioners section of the book.  Strawberries… are very serviceable in Entertainments, and, when full ripe, afford Delight to three Senses, viz. those of Seeing, Smelling and Tasting:  They have a vinous Taste, and serve to corroborate the Heart, Stomack and Brain, after the same manner as vinous Liquors.  These good Qualities cause them to be so much esteem’d in their natural Condition, that they are seldom preserv’d.

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