After years of cooking, it amazes me that I can still stumble across some totally new and unfamiliar fruit or vegetable at the market. Has this happened to you lately?
My most recent find was Chinese long beans, something that I'd heard about but had never actually seen in person. And there they were, just sitting there on a table at the farmers market! I bought a bunch and use them in a Thai curry that very evening.
I also love finding new varieties of old favorites. Eggplants are a biggie. I had no idea how many different kinds there were until I started looking! Citrus and stone fruits are another. It seems like every season, some farmer has managed to cross two or three fruits to make something brand new and delicious.
I love these little discoveries! Isn't this what keeps us coming back to the kitchen day after day?!
What have you discovered lately?