From Jacques Pépin's A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey: "Shorey adores berries, and I wanted to show her how to make a shortcake dough that would go with any berries or with other fruit in season. It is important not to overwork the dough, or it will toughen. I make it by hand here, but it can also be done in a food processor, with only a few pulses required.
The strawberries are sliced and marinated in lemon juice and sugar. I also showed Shorey how to slice the berries with an egg cutter. It is an easy technique that she instantly mastered. The green hull (calyx) of the berry can be used as a decoration—or use fresh mint instead."