Monday, January 08, 2007

Whitey Likes Plantains:

I buy approximately one plaintain a week. I let it turn black and soft, then I slice it thin, fry it gently in a little oil, and eat it with lime juice and maple syrup, a special treat.

Now here's what I've had to get used to: checkout ladies, with a Carribbean lilt in their voice, asking me, “What do you do with that?” The first couple of times I figured they'd never seen anyone buy a plantain before, but now I know better. THEY know how to cook a plantain, but they're really curious whether I do. I don't look like I know what to do with a plantain. (They usually smile approvingly when I give them my recipe.)

I'll be blogging less frequently for abut a week, please stand by ...

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