Monday, September 24, 2007


Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill.... -- Elsa Schiaparell

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a round green ball that grows on a large leafy tree that, when cooked -- and probably best done by directly placing it on a raging fire for an hour or so -- becomes a charred meteorite-like thing that one must crush immediately, flatten, almost. Dispense with the cutlery and eat it with your hands. The fragrant meat of this fruit is soft, delicate, much like a bread pudding or whipped potatoes. Add honey or sweetened condensed milk for an ambrosial taste or eat it plain for a mellow, but satisfying, experience.

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