To many, strawberries are the taste of summer. To me, and I’m sure to many other Wimbledon-obsessed Brits, they’re the taste of anticipation. Like Pavlov’s dogs, at the first notes of the jaunty BBC theme tune that announces a match at the world-famous tennis competition, we’re ready to inhale all the strawberries we can get our hands on. And when we experience the crushing disappointment as whichever hapless Brit we’ve pinned our hopes on crashes out in the quarterfinals, we eat even more strawberries and drown our sorrows in cream.
If you’re unfamiliar, strawberries and cream is Wimbledon’s signature dish. Why this should be the case is most likely just a lucky coincidence. British strawberry season is short and delicious, and occurs at exactly the same time as the tournament. What else, the founders of the tournament back in 1877 must have thought, would one eat?
Source: FS – All – Food – News
Why Strawberries & Cream Are the Sweetest Thing About Wimbledon