Better Sauce through Science

28 Jun

pomology – n.  science of growing fruit

Classical Usage:  Once again the Bovary’s good friend and pharmacist Homais is showing the versatility of his profession.  He wrote a 72 page monograph on cider and as a result was admitted to the membership in the Agronomical Society of Rouen, Agricultural Section, Pomology Division.

Classically Mad Usage:  We have a lot of pomologists around here.  Sadly, the Pomology Division of West Michigan, Apple Group is telling us that this year they’re growing just growing trees.  No fruit.  I’m very sad for the pomologists, and for our applesauce loving family.


Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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4 responses to “Better Sauce through Science

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    June 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Interesting. My husband just told me yesterday that the U-pick berry farm, where I have picked blueberries every summer for about 20 yrs., is not allowing ANY picking this year! Wish I understood the pomology behind this decision. Sooo going to miss those yummy berries. 😦

  2. Jeannette

    June 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Yes, Adriana! You should come. 🙂 Road trip! I just sent an email to my friend inquiring as to whether or not she has heard from Wayne about his berries. It’s almost the season around here. One place near us starts a week from tomorrow.


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