A Tart of Strawberries

Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Full Throttle

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1998

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Until the discovery of the new world all we had were the little fraise de bois or wild strawberries. It took the French to take the red Virginia strawberry, cross it with the large yellow Peruvian and breed on a different continent what we think of as strawberries. This is a seventeenth century recipe from Kenelm Digby, but none the worse for surviving the centuries.