Quince have a lovely, intense fruity aroma. A bowl of them ripening on your kitchen table will slowly perfume the whole room with the scent of roses and honey. Though inedible when raw, the fruit is dense and flavorful when cooked, with a beautiful golden pink color. This is my favorite way to eat quince, slow-roasted with a few sprigs of rosemary, some wine, butter, and honey. The fruit pairs beautifully with vanilla ice cream.