I still remember the shock of trying to buy apples in France. No cooking apples and no Cox's Orange Pippins. (Even now after all these years a tear comes to my eye).
"So what do we use for tarts ?"
"Whatever... Golden..?". ("Golden" is what you know as Golden Delicious ...shudder...)
Well there's still no Cox's and apples are always an issue (gala or fuji this week ?) but there's a REALLY NICE PEAR here called Fleuralys.
It's not one of the budget pears but this time at the supermarket there weren't any budget pears anyway.
So I got four of what smelled nice.
Fleuralys. Delicious !