>> Saturday, 25 October 2008
“Try and don’t poison the people.” This remark stopped me, my knife suspended over the banana blossom I was frantically chopping and tossing into the bowl of waiting yogurt to prevent oxidization (discolouration). Suddenly I was overcome with fear and self-doubt. Part of me wanted to continue, part of me wanted to stop. What if my friend was right? What if I poisoned myself and my tasters? What if I poisoned my readers by suggesting that they try cooking and eating banana blossom? Click here to read the rest of the column.
Here are the two dishes I made, following their recipes exactly. I want to especially think my dear friend Sia, for answering my many questions. Her original Banana Blossom Palya recipe can be found here.
And here is the banana blossom cooked in the Indonesian-styled tumis. The recipe can be found here.
Have a great weekend everybody!