Originally Posted by Tropicman
Last week I picked my only one Russian quince,can you tell me the best way to eat it?Raw or cooked?
I grew up eating quinces both fresh and cooked. Either way you'll need to slice it -- unless you are one of the raw people who like the taste of the skin.
I've only met a few people who also like fresh sliced Quince fruit by itself. On the otherhand, there are Quince affectionados who like it fresh in combination with other foods in the same way you might use apple or pear -- for example Quince Waldorf salad, fruit salad, on ice cream, with cheese, etc.
Using it as a cooking ingredient like you would other pomes
has a more wide appeal, and in the immediate case it will be in our Turkey stuffing. In restaurants, sometimes it is the secret ingredient in compotes.
And for you fruit historians -- the word that translates to "apple" was used in the Egyptian and Roman Empire to describe Quince fruits until around 200-400 C.E., thus the biblical apple was very likely a Quince!