For the Love of Strawberries
One of the ways that you’re forced to adapt to Provence is living by the seasons. At first, it was awe-inspiring to see the kafuffle when certain fruits and veggies came into season. The debate in the street as to when they’re really ready… Now, I wouldn’t be able to live any other way. It’s principle to eat fruits that are only in season, even if they are available in some large supermarkets all year round.
I was recently in the States and I must say that even organic, highly priced fruit specimens had no flavour compared to the fruit here. I was in Florida! However, here, just like in the days of old, people only eat strawberries for about 6 weeks of the year. It’s worth the wait. The trick is to eat so many that you’re sick of them. No easy feat in my case.