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Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon Jun 09, 2008 13:07

Sam? Anything besides pears and peaches?
Personally I've never tried dragon fruit. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

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Oh hang about. The custard apple: I have a feeling I'd be disappointed when it didn't taste like apple crumble and custard so I'm avoiding this one.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 13:17

Never had a plum. Or pineapple. Or coconut. Only eaten a banana once.

I'm fucking mad for raspberries, though.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by knibbles » Mon Jun 09, 2008 13:47

a layer of chips wrote:Never had a plum. Or pineapple. Or coconut. Only eaten a banana once.

I'm fucking mad for raspberries, though.
Woah, hold on. You've never tried pineapple or coconut? But you claim to hate them both passionately? That's really babyish, Sam. I'm making you a pineapple and coconut milkshake so that you can try them and find out you love them.
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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 13:48

I've had pineapple juice and a macaroon. Does that count?

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:13

One fruit you never want to try is durian.

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It looks wrong, it feels wrong and it sure as hell tastes wrong. I had some in Thailand recently and I had to eat what I'd been given because the friendly family that ran the restaurant gave it to us for free. The bastards!
I also made the mistake of following it up with some beer drinking which meant the taste continued to make guest appearances in the back of my throat for a good few hours.

To be fair the country did otherwise have the best fruit I've ever eaten in my life. They even have a variety of banana that actually tastes like the banana sweets you get in a pick 'n' mix. I thought they'd plucked that flavour out of thin air.

Back to the topic at hand - I think it's very likely that I've never eaten a peach. What's the use?

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by schlump » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:18

twenty first century chinese pears: there's a disappointing fruit. it looks kind of like an albino fuji apple. everything about it is promising; its likeness to big, bulbous, burnished fujis, the fuji-esque netted styrofoam jacket, it being twenty-first-century and chinese. but in fact? kind of smushy.

i've never eaten dragonfruit!, either. they look amazing. i've eaten golden kiwi?, the genetically modified new zealand bastard child of the kiwi?

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and you don't like pears? pears are amazing. cut the skin off if you're fussy. coconut is a premier flavouring, but coconuts aren't really a good medium for dispensing coconut flavouring.

that picture of the custard apple's beautiful.

there are a couple of fruits i know i haven't tried because they're unavailable here, like that mediterranean? one, bread-fruit?

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:20

I've just never been in the right place at the right time to try a pear.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:26

Coconut's are a great way of dispensing coconut. They're tasty as.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:30

My friend form Oman once gave me a fruit which looked exactlylilke a lemon yet tasted sweet. Just think honey and lemon tea in fruit form. I think went by the foreign-sounding name of "Sweet Lemon". I have never seen its like since.
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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by schlump » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:57

I've just never been in the right place at the right time to try a pear.
you should just eat one. take a bite in a supermarket. if i worked in a supermarket and confronted an in-store pear eater, only to be told they'd never tried one? i don't think i could interfere with such a beautiful moment.
Coconut's are a great way of dispensing coconut. They're tasty as.
nuh-uh. it's like defrosting a freezer trying to get coconut out of a coconut. you have to samurai sword them open and then hammer out pieces of cocobut like you're reuniting germany in 1989.
My friend form Oman once gave me a fruit which looked exactlylilke a lemon yet tasted sweet. Just think honey and lemon tea in fruit form. I think went by the foreign-sounding name of "Sweet Lemon". I have never seen its like since.
mmm! that sounds good. wiki.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:01

A pomegranate.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 16:15

schlump wrote: mmm! that sounds good. wiki.
Fantastic. I want a tree now.

Speaking of trees and fruit some may not have tasted I am currently attempting to grow an advocado tree. The skin has already split and I'm giving it a couple of weeks to sprout. Everyone in the flat is as excited as if at the imminent birth of a child.

In fifteen years I might have my own grown advocados!
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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 09, 2008 16:20

schlump wrote: nuh-uh. it's like defrosting a freezer trying to get coconut out of a coconut. you have to samurai sword them open
Coconut water from an unripened coconut is the way to go though. Very refreshing.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 16:31

After draining the milk through the finger holes of nature's furry bowling ball stick it in a plastic bag and drip it down three flights of concrete stairs ( I live on the third floor of a tenement building). Then just eat it skin and all. A bit extravagant but not complicated.
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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by schlump » Mon Jun 09, 2008 17:18

i sometimes can't be bothered eating fruit where there's something left at the end; skin, a stone, etc. I EAT ORANGE SKIN!

not really, but, c'mon, it's not like you see businessmen schmoozing along cracking into a lunchbreak coconut, with shell all down their front. it's a lot of effort.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by let it ride » Mon Jun 09, 2008 22:16

Oh I want to send Sam a fruit salad via ParcelForce so he can try all these fantastic things.

Pineapples are THE BEST! AND PEARS!! Oh my god, pears are so lovely. The brown ones that are sweeter and the green ones that are a bit harder.

Did you guys ever had the green pear/apple mix? I had one of those once, when I was maybe 11 (so that's 1997) at a friend's house and I was totally baffled by it. It was lovely though! I tried googling it but didn't find anything that looked like what I had.
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Post by linus » Mon Jun 09, 2008 22:23

there was an issue of starlord where a spaceship has crash landed on a planet and all the survivors are trying to reach safety trekking across a verdant but vicious alien landscape... anyhow thirsty and miserable they spot this fruit and some of them rush to it and start eating it, it immediately quenches their thirst but then begins to convert enzymes (probably) in their saliva into ever increasing amounts of liquid, so they literally (well it's a comic) drown in their own gob

a cautionary tale

and one some of you may be wise to remember

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Jun 09, 2008 22:35

Much like the intrepid explorers in Andy's tale, I tend to eat anything I come across.

Anything and everything.

Apart from things I don't eat, clearly.

So I think I have eaten all the fruit which has manifested itself in my presence.

There are some which are new to me in this thread. Almost all of them sound fascinating.

I had a nashi for the first time the other day. I know they are highly valued in some societies, but it wasn't as good as a pear or a pineapple.

Sam... you are missing out.

We should take you to a fruit shop so you can discover a whole world of delights.

They have fruit there as bigger than a cat's* head, and twice and delicious.

(*a sensibly sized cat head, not Phil's grape-like noggin).

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon Jun 09, 2008 22:48

linus wrote:thirsty and miserable they spot this fruit and some of them rush to it and start eating it, it immediately quenches their thirst but then begins to convert enzymes (probably) in their saliva into ever increasing amounts of liquid, so they literally (well it's a comic) drown in their own gob
argh! i won't be trying the dragon fruit in a hurry now.

i agree that pomegranates are a bit fiddly. i don't use a needle though - i cut it into quarters and just sort of bend it back so all the pips start to fall off or at least assume biteable positions. you have to eat it over a bowl to catch all the juice and the runaway pips and you also have to do this in private cos it probably looks pretty uncouth.
a layer of chips wrote:I've just never been in the right place at the right time to try a pear.
actually this is a pretty good point. you do have to be vigilant with pears. one minute, they are unyielding and crunchy. the next thing you know, inedibly soft and squidgy. it can be hard to judge when they are going to be delicious, a skill that comes through experience i think... even now i sometimes misjudge things and am fooled by a firm-to-the-touch pear into leaving them a day too long and suffering the mushy consequences.

my favourite pear varieties are abate fetel

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and beurre bosc: there is a big old pear tree in my nanan's garden that turns out to be this delicious variety.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Jun 09, 2008 22:57

Pomegranates always remind me of Tintin's head. So it's just a dissection of Tintin. A very long and laborious dissection. I don't want to eat a Belgian's giblets.

Having said that, breaking the pomegranate's spine could have shaved time.
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