Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Today's first time makes me sound like a country bumpkin. I'm not. Just for the record, I've had sushi and sashimi in all forms, soft shell crabs eaten whole, papaya and mangosteens; I've eaten fried bugs in Thailand, snails in France, random lard crisps in Brazil and I'm usually up for trying every foodstuff at least once.

But today for the first time, I ate a fresh fig. I realised that for some reason, my palate had been denied this pleasure. I hate fig rolls and with my blinkered creature-of-habit ways, had always resisted the fresh fig. Well, no more. I ate one. It tasted very subtle and sweet. And that's all for today, folks.

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