Sunday, April 27, 2008
My Quest for the Strangest Fruit
I just came across a story about an interesting fruit, known as the mangosteen, which was forbidden in the US until last year. I've been wanting to try the mangosteen (shown above) for a while now, but I guess I just need a little incentive to get off my butt and go look for one. (According to the New York Times, they can generally be found in gourmet grocery stores and supermarkets that specialize in Asian goods.)
So I'm proposing a "forbidden fruit" scavenger hunt. Over the next few weeks, I plan to hunt down and sample each of the following:
Cherimoya (Not only have I already tried it, but it's one of my favorite foods--which is why it made the list.)
Longan (Which is said to resemble eyeballs.)
(There are dozens of other exotic fruits that I'd like to try, but I think a list of ten is a good place to start.)
I invite you all to join me! (It may take a little detective work.) Please report your progress and discoveries here!