Fraises des bois

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Fraises des bois, native to France and elsewhere in Europe, are tiny wild strawberries prized for their fine, aromatic flavor. They are available in specialty-food shops for only a few weeks in late spring or early summer. Select unbruised, slightly soft berries with a deep color and an inviting fragrance. Store unwashed and loosely covered in a single layer on a tray or platter lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for a few days.

For other berry varieties, see blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries, gooseberries, loganberries, raspberries, and strawberries.