The days when fruit and vegetables were simply peas, carrots and apples are long behind us. These days the global market has opened our eyes to all manner of exotic products, but it has also awakened our interest in long forgotten local species. On top of this growing consumption has pushed supermarkets to come up with new and sometimes whacky attempts to gain our attention.
My first introduction to a lychee fascinated me, here was something I’d never imagined, so different from my own boring world of oranges and grapes. Since then I’ve gone out of my way to find and taste the exotic – some times to my peril! I want to take you on a journey around the world tasting its fruits and vegetables, sharing interesting ideas and recipes, and showcasing the new and just bizarre. Feel free to tell me about any I’ve missed.