We love the local food movement. We love local cheeses, veggies and fruits - and the closer to our homes they were grown, the better they taste.
But let's be reasonable: We've got ocean liners and cargo jets crisscrossing our planet in fleets, skipping over lines of latitude eight per hour and bridging the continents, and we'd might as well see what exotic goods these gas-guzzlers are packing in their baggage holds. Ethnic produce markets - especially those of Asian ownership or clientele - are great places to find a wide and splendid variety of exotic fruits.
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You may encounter the so-beautiful-it-hurts-to-cut-it-up dragon fruit; the waxy-skinned, sweet-sour star fruit; the magnificent, pearly fleshed white sapote; the queenly mangosteen; the unearthly citrus fruit shaped like a jester's hat and often called "goblin fingers"; and so many more wild and wonderful treasures. We recently made an Asian market fruit-hunting foray, andRead More »from Taste Test: 9 Exotic Fruits