The Tarts of Spring and Summer

Appears in

Book of Tarts

Book of Tarts

By Maury Rubin

Published 1995

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Springtime is when the Greenmarket comes alive. Strawberries arrive in May, the first in a procession of fruits that includes sugar plums, gooseberries, red currants, and tiny wild blueberries. Standards like blueberries, peaches, and apricots are in abundance. Cherries come to market both sweet and sour. The only fruit that I’ve ever been disappointed in at the market is white peaches, which have never tasted as wonderful as the ones I’ve had in France. C’est la vie. I’m lucky enough to be working with some of the best raw materials that any bakery could hope for.