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If you didn't know - I love pears. They are one of my most favourite fruits. They are often associated with a late summer through late winter harvest (though primarily autumnal). That being said & despite it being well into spring (though it currently feels like full-blown summer right now in Southern California, with temperatures of 95ºF today) - I spied these organic Abate Fetel pears (imported from Argentina... of course) at one of my local natural foods markets a couple weeks ago. As a voracious pear eater who had never had this variety - I could not pass up this opportunity to try them & to do a little research because I am often curious about varietal types. As it turns out, the Abate Fetel is also referred to as Abbé Fetel - named in honor of the French abbot who cultivated this variety in 1866! Apparently Abbé Fetel are lovely paired with pecorino romano cheese - but as you can guess, I had them by themselves. They were delightful. I'm looking forward to pairing the two together next time. Ciao!

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