Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Discovered Palate

My fiance and I are always having little discussions about our palate. He claims that
I have gotten my palate used to certain foods and my standards for food are much higher. He doesn't taste the difference between tomatoes from Fred Myer and tomatoes from the market. It took me a whole month to convince him that
heirloom tomatoes taste different than Roma tomatoes and that they are worth 5.99 a pound. The other day at Whole foods, he actually bought some for dinner. I could not believe my eyes(yes, on sale) but still he agreed to pay 4.29 a pound for tomatoes.
I decided to think back and make a list of a few new vegetables or fruits that I discovered in the last while.
1. Heirloom Tomatoes
2. Fiddlehead Ferns
3. Donut Peaches
4. Wild Ramps
5. Squash Blossoms
6. Meyer Lemons
7. Elephant Garlic
8. Truffles
9. Kobacha Squash

What are your discoveries?


Kelly Mahoney said...

I wrote about this recently, but I've just now acquired a taste for sushi -- all of it. I never ate fish as a child, yet alone raw fish, so this was a major turning point for me.

Cornichon said...

Sorrentino's sells a fresh tomato sauce called Estiva, made with squash blossoms at the Queen Anne Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons.

savvy savorer said...

I have to try that, Cornichon.
Kelly, good to know you are getting your protein.

GollyGumDrops said...

Don't write off Roma's altogether. My dad grows them, surrounded by his basil plants. I have to walk past his garlic to get to them and at this time of the year his lawn is over-run by mushrooms. It takes 5 minutes to pick diner and about the same time to cook it. Heaven!

savvy savorer said...

You are so right, roma's are nice. I should be more kind to them, it's just all the beautiful colors of heirlooms