Nigel Slater

Mad about medlars

The misshapen medlar, mespilus germanica, has a little of the dog’s bottom about it: a puckered and cheeked squashed apple …

According to Nigel Slater: “Like a snowflake, the perfectly ripe pear is a fleeting thing.” For Eddie Izzard: “Pears can fuck off cos they’re gorgeous little beasts but they’re ripe for half an hour and you’re never there, they’re like rock or mush.” (more…)