Saturday, June 22, 2013

New fruit

Adolfo has been making it his business to share secrets of Dominican life with us--among them unusual fruits, like the one above that you have to fight the birds for--that tastes slightly vegetal, like wet grass, and somehow the consciousness of all the ferment going on below the wet grass, a kind of life essence. And another one--this, like--this moldering, slimy, spiky, dirty fruit that you break open and peel everything away from the seeds. And then you boil the seeds, and break off their thin shells, and they taste like tiny potatoes.

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