Driving on the back roads of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, we spontaneously bought a big bag of rambutans. A red fruit that you open with a knife, there’s a sweet and refreshing white fruit inside.
We were in a car with some friends and cut open rambutans the whole day as we cruised the countryside looking for birds. (Rambutan photo below, info here,) All I have to do is see a rambutan and I remember that relaxed afternoon in Kauai. An Aloha moment.
A favorite travel activity of mine is to partake of local foods, especially regionally grown produce. Driving through Idaho last fall, for instance, we saw many fields of potatoes. Local restaurants (Jake’s in particular) fixed this tuber in more ways I ever thought possible. Waffle-shaped fries!
The sweetest corn I ever had was in Illinois, and every time I go back it’s the first thing I want to eat. You see ears of corn piled on roadside truck beds, as fresh as can be. My sisters have it ready for when I arrive. Last summer, cherries in Washington, incredible. We bought five pounds of cherries at the farmer’s market, returned to our friend’s house, and immediately made the rubiest cherry preserves ever.
What are some of your favorites?