Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mystery Produce Episode 4 - Torai

Today we cooked with Torai or ridge gourd or, much to my surprise, luffa!

Upon seeing our creation, I had what is now a totally foreign experience for me - an inexplicable aversion to trying this new food.

It doesn't look all that different from other food I eat, it smells good, I generally relish trying new foods.  Nevertheless, I didn't really want to eat it.  And when I did, I didn't really like it.  It's not bad, but it has all the qualities I dislike about overcooked zuchini (that's overcooked by my definition and not necessarily anybody else's).  Fortunately Boaz likes it.


Mary said...

I was thinking about Bill O'Reilly's loofa comment!

Siera said...

Now that's a loofah I _really_ don't want to eat...