Strange Foods: Miracle Fruit

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We've read some coverage this week of the famous miracle fruit. They were talking about it over at BoingBoing and it intrigued us to hear that it's available through a grower in Florida.

Miracle fruit, if you're not familiar, is a small red berry, native to West Africa, that masks your sour taste buds so that even the sourest foods eaten afterwards taste sweet. Ideas for party tricks abound... If you're interested in checking it out for yourself, you can find one supplier's contact information here.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.