posted on Dec, 24 2016 @ 12:26 PM
Of course, then there's the Durian fruit (if you could call it that...a 'fruit') of SE Asia.
I've often wondered how different food dishes evolved. In other words, what made people think..."Yeah, let's EAT that!"
Here's a "fruit" which has a husk which would make a porcupine jealous, it's as hard as a rock and could easily be used as a formidable weapon. When
you split it open with an axe or a serious machete (actually a parang), it smells like you've just severed a major sewer line. The pulp inside smells
like a road-killed skunk which has been in the sun for a week. And once you get to the center (if you can make it that far without vomiting) you get
this sac of stuff which looks greenish-tan in color (pretty much like pus or snot). This is the part you eat.
It's one of the only things on Earth (so I've come to understand) which doesn't taste like how it smells. The taste is completely different. It
tastes like cherry mixed with mammoth amounts of garlic, like cherry-garlic, if you can picture that. It's off-the-scale rich. (not to my liking,
but I did try it a couple times).
"Yeah, let's eat that!" (??????)