I found these Abate Fetel Pears at Whole Foods and wanted to give them a try. The name alone makes it sample-worthy, but it has the most beautiful green and blush pink color. I usually like to buy locally-grown produce, and these ones are from imported from Italy, but I had a feeling that the kids would love this week’s investigation. And in the process, I’ve found my new favorite pear. If you can find this variety, make sure to give it a try – it’s juicy and really flavorful.
ME: OK, do you know what the mystery food is?
LAUREN: I want to see it! [gasp] Oh yeah! I really wanted to try that one.
ME: Look how pretty it is.
LAUREN: It’s so pretty. Can I hold it?
ME: Yeah. It’s kind of like pink on one side…
LAUREN: Yeah! It feels weird too.
ME: Yeah, it feels a little gritty doesn’t it?
ME: Well, that’s why we touch things and explore things, right?
LAUREN: It feels like it’s been rolled in dirt.
ME: [laughing] Rolled in dirt – that’s a funny one.
ME: Can I have it, Emma?
LAUREN: Can I feel it again? It feels kind of cool.
ME: Yeah, you can feel it one more time.
SAM: UGH. Yuck.