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Mamey In All Its Glorious Forms

Once upon a time there was a scruffy, egg-shaped fruit whose sweet and mushy interior suggested an unlikely union of yam and avocado. The giant, oblong seed of this fruit was nestled into a pot of deceased African daisies in Queens, whence … Continue reading

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My Brush with Borojó: Latin America’s Repugnant Aphrodisiac

As I have already admitted, I have a bit of a tropical fruit fetish. Still, I never expected that I would ever have the opportunity to take my smoothie predilections to a more literal level. Until I met borojó. Borojó is a fruit indigenous to the rain forests of Central … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Afghan Grocery Haul

There are a few things you should know about Afghanistan. First of all, geographically (and in many ways culturally) speaking, Afghanistan is not part of the Middle East. It is in Central Asia. As such, its cuisine is most similar … Continue reading

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Lo Han Guo AKA Monk Fruit: So Sweet, it’s Wrong

My husband likes balls. Chewy balls, creamy balls, fuzzy balls, and now, hard balls filled with dried pods. Should I be concerned? Lo Han Guo is the Chinese name for Monk Fruit, a super-sweet fruit indigenous to China and Thailand. Recently, monk … Continue reading

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Cacao Fruit Smoothie & the Wonders of Frozen Pulp

I’ll admit it: I am a smoothie addict. But as any addict knows, in order to keep things fresh one must constantly up the ante. Strawberry and banana are child’s play. Blueberries and yogurt? I laugh! Cue the tropical fruits.  … Continue reading

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