Bryan G. Newman
A strawberry in French is une fraise.
To order, strawberries with whipped cream in France, ask for; Fraises à la crème fouettée. S'il vous plaît.
If your menu offers fraise des boise, do not think twice if they are fresh and firm. You do not want very old and squidgy wild strawberries. The texture is half the pleasure.
To order your wild strawberries in French. Si les fraises des bois sont frais et ferme, et seulement si ils sont alors je vais les choisir, S'il vous plaît. That clearly indicates, in French, If your wild strawberries are fresh and firm then, and only then, I will choose them, please. Squidgy wild strawberries are not so much fun, though I suppose you could make a strawberry milk shake with them! Fresh cream that you may wish to add is crème fraiche and whipped cream is crème fouetee.
All fresh strawberries are wonderful, however some have a history.
The story that follows is the story of one of France's most successful strawberries.
Fresh strawberries from Plougastel
The conserve, the jam, made with the Fraise de Plougstel
An eau de vie made from the Fraises de Poigastel.
This is what you may well be offered for a digestif if you eat dinner in the town.
Fraises à la Romanoff.