Wild blueberries have several large, hard seeds, while cultivated blueberries have many small seeds. Both belong to the same family as cranberries. Blueberries are good for freezing and keep their shape in the oven. When blueberries are combined with basic ingredients such as baking powder, their pretty purple colour can transform into an odd shade of green.
Basic techniques: marinating, puréeing, drying, confiting, preserving, ice cream.
Taste combinations: crème fraîche, lime, yoghurt, fresh cream cheese, mascarpone, peach, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, green herbs, citrus, chocolate, walnut, honey, bay leaf, liquorice, basil, cinnamon.