Preserving the Summer Fruits of the Valley

Les Conserves de Fruits de la Vallée

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Appears in

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By Roy Andries De Groot

Published 1973

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During July and August (remember that the harvest seasons are always late in the high Alpine mountains) Mademoiselle Ray spends a part of each day in her kitchen “conserving” and bottling the magnificent fresh fruits of the region. She has her own ideas as to the techniques–somewhat different from our American ways–and her results are so good that even her midwinter menus, when the Auberge is snowed in almost to the second floor, can include fruit soufflés and tarts which seem to hold in su