Saturday, February 2, 2013

"What the heck is that?" celebrities hanging out together

Here's a photo submitted by Chauncey, of Westchester County, New York, who saw two past "What the heck is that?" celebrities -  dragon fruit and rambutan - hanging out with a friend, carambola, also known as starfruit, at a local gourmet store. 

Those &^%$# paparazzi!

Starfruit are popular with some chefs and mixologist-type bartenders because of their novelty and good looks.  They make a truly world-class garnishThey can be refreshing - they're juicy and crisp - but in my opinion their actual flavor is nothing to blog home about. (So I haven't.) 

Still, nice to see all three fruit hanging out together.

Thanks, Chauncey, for the photo. If you spot a fruit or vegetable that is unfamiliar - or even one that you now know! - feel free to send it to me, for another episode of "What the heck is that?"


  1. Hello Sally, I read of your blog in Joel's. I have enjoyed his woodworking musings and tool offerings. He suggested sending you info on Farmer's Markets and such. Here are some pix of our local favorite.

    Keep up the fun and informative posts. btw we have a prolific persimmon tree. My wife insists they have to be eaten very ripe. Nice to hear your take on them. Gastil also likes mushy veggies, so maybe I'll try your suggestion to eat 'em year.

  2. Thanks for the pictures of your local farmers' market. Our winter-time markets are looking pretty bare, so it's nice to be reminded of the great produce that awaits us in a few months (even if we won't be getting your Thompson and Red Flame grapes). You really captured the warm community feeling that characterizes farmers' markets even in the cold weather.