SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It’s the height of cherry season and cherries have been delicious this year. The biggest, firmest, most beautiful bings I’ve seen have come from C.J. Olson Cherry Farm in Sunnyvale.
It used to be a huge farm, but now it’s just a tiny patch of land, but by golly they still grow some amazing cherries. That got me thinking about some old traditional cherry recipes like Cherries Jubilee. It used to be on the menus at all the fancy restaurants and had an elaborate tableside presentation where the maitre d’ would toss the cherries in a pan with lots of butter, then toss in some booze and then flames would go up before it was poured on top of ice cream.