Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rambutan, scariest of all fruits

Is it an alien? A sea urchin? A porcupine? No, it's RAMBUTAN, a delicious hairy little devil that we love to make into sorbetto. Yay! Rambutans are similar to lychee fruit, which we all know and love. Largely grown in southeast Asia, these weird little dudes are non-climacteric fruits, which means that they only ripen whist hanging from their tree. First cultivated in Malaysia, their name comes from the Malay word for "hair". We thought it came from "scary monster of nightmares" but we googled it and were dead wrong. The flesh of these fruits has a sweet, slightly acidic flavor, and is being prepared as we speak into yummy sorbetto. Come down and try some- if you dare.

Also, today is the first day of concord grape season. SO GOOD!!!!

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