It seems that every year I hear about another new and weird veggie. Could be weird for its looks. Could be due to history. Could even be the name.
This year is no exception and my personal fave for weirdness is the Cannibal Tomato.
It's actually an eggplant, though it is red or green. It is from Fiji and thereabouts and supposedly, the sauce made from it was used for cannibal meals.
Talk about gross.
Now, I'm no shrinking violet and I do love a weird vegetable. I'm an experimenter by nature. But this one just couldn't make it to my short list.
It wasn't the veggie, it was the idea of it. I mean, wouldn't you instinctively shy a bit from something you know had that history? Could you enjoy it knowing the history or would you get a little gag reflex going when you really thought about it.
It's not quite fair really. Poor eggplant. Picked on for it's history. Shame on me!