Do You Like Misshapen Food?

Do You Like Misshapen Food?

A little lunchtime silliness, if you will...

We noticed this odd-shaped strawberry in our CSA pick-up and immediately thought of a friend who loved misshapen food. She was always going for the bagel with a right angle or the pieces of candy that were fused together. What about you?

Our friend's delight at getting something odd from a packaged food when she expected uniformity is not exactly what this strawberry is about. But it got us thinking.

The food you get from a farm is always less shiny, less perfect, and less manufactured-looking than what shows up in grocery stores. And that's a good thing. In those cases, misshapen means more flavor and authenticity. Things like this strawberry remind us that picture-perfect food is not what we want.

However... Sometimes nature's mishaps creep us out. We're not talking about heirloom tomatoes that grow a bulbous appendage (delicious). We're talking about the occasional double-yolk egg (kind of eerie).

What about you? Do you like weird, misshapen food? What's the weirdest thing you've seen or eaten?

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(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)

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