Sunday, May 21, 2006

Fruit Man Schools Me On Cashews

Another Jamaica post.

I eat cashews all the time. But I will confess, that until my trip to Jah Jah, I was ignorant about how they grew. Cashews grow inside little fruits that look like peppers. If you roast the small pepper thing, inside you'll find a charred, heart-shaped black outer shell, which when broken, reveals the meat of the nut. So this guy above, at the Freddie McGregor concert at Bourbon Beach on Negril's famous 7 Mile Beach (so fun!) gave me twelve painstakingly produced cashew nuts for a buck. He very tenderly chipped the shells away and scraped off the roasted skin.

I ate them the next morning, lying in bed looking at the sea. Yum!

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