Comments on: Pear Enlightenment and The Brogdale Farm http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/ The International Culinary Center's Tech 'N Stuff Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13806 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:17:27 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13806 Awesome! Please let us know.

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By: marv woodhouse http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13485 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:24:16 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13485 Just ordered one each of Nimrod and Narun Barun trees from Brogdale….they will graft up tree to order.

I’ll give you an update in a few years time!

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13199 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:04:57 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13199 Nice. I’m going to be in Vancouver for Tales of the Cocktail but not during apple season. Crud.

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By: Bruce Wood http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13195 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:29:29 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13195 Hey guys,

Wow what a tremendous blog. I love the depths you got to in search of perfection. The article on pears and apples was particularly interesting. I live on Salt Spring Island off the south coast of Vancouver Island and we hava a farm with over 150 varieties of apples. Some of the trees are over 100 years old. Salt Spring at one time was the apple growing capital of British Columbia. Every September there is a huge apple festival and the owner of the farm Harry Burton dresses up in a superman suit and calls himself Captain Apple. There are a group of women on the Island and they call themselves the pie ladies. I do cooking demos in the orchard (pretty idyllic) paired with the blue cheese made on the Island at Moonstruck it is pretty much culinary heaven.

warm regards

Bruce Wood
Chef/owner
Bruce’s Kitchen
Salt Spring Island

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13071 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:02:59 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13071 All the stuff we get here in New York is fake. Maybe someone has the real deal frozen, I don’t know. The problem with all those pears is they aren’t commercial. Pity.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13070 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13070 I haven’t had any Frog Hollow this season. The trick with Kazakhstan is the funding.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-13065 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:58:04 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-13065 Most certainly Keysburg. Since I had never tasted apples in England I wanted to taste some Cox’s Orange Pippins in their home territory. The Brogdale has a very interesting stand of trees which are all Cox grafted onto different rootstocks. I was amazed at how different the apples were.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-12197 Sat, 01 Jan 2011 15:41:01 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-12197 Yes Moody, I read that a while back. I wish I could get some tropical fruit action going. Reading the book made me jealous.

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By: Food and Wine Maven http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-12134 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 23:26:21 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-12134 Sounds like my dream trip! I am especially interested in tasting at the fruit’s location of origin – such as apples in Kazakhstan. Let’s go!

Btw, I’ve noticed that pear skin this season has been tougher than usual. Maybe it’s just the crops I’m getting here in CA. For example, I really enjoyed discovering Frog Hollow’s Warren pears this year but the skin on many of the pears was so thick that I peeled them all before eating.

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By: Linh-Dang http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/12/14/pear-enlightenment-and-the-brogdale-farm/#comment-12073 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 05:12:27 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=4953#comment-12073 Really? A pear that tastes like cà cuống is badass!
Any idea how I can get some?
Also thanks to your wikipedia link I now have reasons to believe there should be no reason why I can’t have giant waterbug essence on whatever I want, seems like the Vietnamese are the only ones who think the little buggers are rare.

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