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Quinces on ABC Afternoons + Pot-roasted Spiced Quinces recipe

Quinces are just coming into season now: they are strange, hard, knobbly, furry fruits and rather unappealing at first glance. They do have a beautiful perfume though – and they’re cheap, around $3 a kilo. To me, they smell pink, which might sound strange, but makes more sense when they are cooked, because they turn from a pale yellowy green to a deep, glossy ruby. It’s the kind of alchemic kitchen magic that can make you fall in love with a fruit, and I am definitely in love with quinces.

© Dani Valent 2017