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nachito

anybody can give me the recipe for ponche de membrillo???? pls i love it bu dont know how to make it!!!!!!!!

VIRIDIANA M. HERRERA

WOW! I AM VERY PROUD TO FIND AN ARTICLE LIKE THIS, BEING A NATIVE OF IXTLAHUACAN DE LOS MEMBRILLOS AND A MEMBER OF THE HERRERA AND ZARAGOZA FAMILY. I'ME HAPPY TO SEE OUR CULTURE BEING EXPOSED. THANK YOU!!!

Clara

Hi:
I was born in Mexico and I've lived in Canada...forever. My Canadian born friend gave me last year a grocery bag full of quinces (membrillos). I thought someone had brought them from Mexico but they were from her backyard tree! We live in Mission British Columbia, and her husband is a French Chef (from France, not Quebec) so he's made a special effort of purchasing trees that remind him of his hometown. My husband is German and also is familiar with quince.I remember "ate de membrillo" as a special treat, I grew up in Mexico City. I had never seen the actual fruit before last year. I just made a batch of quince paste. It came out of the oven this morning. I left it over night to set in the lowest possible temperature my oven has. 2-9" deep pie plates! I was very successful,it looks and tastes di-vi-ne!My husband and I used to live 6 months of the year in Chapala and I am sure we've been in Ixtlahuacán. I am going this morning to a nursery that has quince trees. We live on a large acreage and I am planning an orchard of quince. Bears are not interested in quince, so it will be perfect for us!

Your article inspired me! I am even considering a quince paste business, not sure if I'll get there...but at least I will continue to treat my friends in Canada with something my heart says is a Mexican tradition:
ATE DE MEMBRILLO

Clara, thanks so much for your lovely comment. Hearing from you made my day! Cristina

KirkBrewer

¡Cristina! I was delighted tonight to find a link to your blog. It is wonderful.

Como un aficionado de membrillos desde mis dias en España, me encantaste con los detalles de esta fruta tan fascinante ... y deliciosa.

Hasta la proxima,

Kirk

gwyn

Great blog, I'll be linking to you in mine any day now!

Any chance of a search box so i can jump to any articles you happen to have on Guadalajara, Pearl of the West... ?

Chris Coen

Man! I wish I could get in-depth reporting of this quality on all things Mexican. I've seen membrillo around all over the place, but never realized I'd have heard of it on el otro lado as quince!

Bless you too for detailing variations of membrillo. As a shopper in the markets here in Mexico, online resources for that kind of information simply are not available otherwise. You're like our man in Havana, but you're our mamacita en Michoacán!

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