...the food edition
This week is brought to you by the letter B
For Boysenberry everything....from preserves, to pies, pancake syrup, juices, and even ice cream.
Even though every one and any one in Southern California loves Boysenberries and the foods made from them, Grandma J was shocked out of her gourd to find out that no one in Texas ever heard of Boysenberries!
photo stolen from these people
The Boysenberry was introduced to the public by Walter and Cordelia Knott of Knott's Berry Farm fame in Buena Park, Orange County, CA.
Their roadside berry stand became so popular that Cordelia started making her pies, preserves and even chicken dinners for the early motorist traveling down Imperial Highway and Route 39.
These humble beginnings thrived into a major theme park where you can still get one of Mrs. Knott's famous chicken dinners.
But, back to Boysenberries. Smuckers and Kern's also make Boysenberry preserves and jams, but they aren't marketed in Texas, and probably no where else east of the Colorado River, or the landfill in Pico Rivera.
The same goes for Marie Calendar's and Mrs. Smith's Boysenberry pies. Can't find a single one in Texas!
However, Grandma J lucked out at her local IHOP in Texas because they have Boysenberry syrup! Too bad Grandma J only likes maple syrup on her pancakes.
Have you ever had Boysenberries? How about anything made from Boysenberries?
Now go check out all the other edible B's at A to Z Mondays. Jen at Unglazed is the host of A to Z Mondays and would love to have you join us.