Maceration, soaking food in a syrup or liquid to infuse flavor, is a wonderful old French cooking method. It’s especially useful in strawberry season when so often the berries don’t have the aroma and flavor you expect. I won’t guarantee this old French frite will transform tasteless strawberries, but it will definitely improve them. And if your strawberries are at their prime, the results will be glorious.
The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen by Paula Wolfert. Copyright © 2003 by Paula Wolfert. Photographs copyright © by Christopher Hirsheimer. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.