Taste the Difference

>> Saturday 17 May 2008

The first time I ate green bananas (aka figs) was in St. Lucia. When I was first offered it, I shunned it adamant that the only way that bananas could taste good and were meant to be eaten was ripe. Thank heavens that that was a loooong time ago. This week's column encourages the reader to try new tastes, new flavours, new ingredients and to even venture out like I did, and try familiar ingredients in different ways and in varying stages. I do hope that you'll take the challenge and do the same. Perhaps you might even like to share some of your experience(s) about new things you've tried or familiar things you've had in completely unfamiliar dishes or method of preparation.

As for me, I now have a serious love for green bananas - simply boiled and sliced, as it is shown here, with some sauteed salt fish is one of my favourites ways to eat it.

Green Bananas & Salt fish

I won't say much about this salad, I'll let you read the column.

Green Banana (Fig) Salad

Thanks for all your well-wishes re: the completion of the book. The next stage now begins as Chennette puts it: editing, proofing, editing... I'll continue to keep you updated.

Forgive Me My Nonsense will be back with a new post next week, I promise, just trying to catch my breath.

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