Wednesday, September 26, 2007

PawPaw (but no MawMaw?)

Spike and Mariano stopped by The Spro today with some freshly picked PawPaw in tow. Seems that PawPaw is an Appalachian fruit that no one actually sells and a fruit that Mariano and Luisa (his wife) have ventured into the wilds to pick themselves.

It's an interesting fruit that's mildly sweet with the texture of a ripe avocado but with lots of large seeds. It only comes around once a year and now's the time. The sweetness is very enjoyable - especially cold. The texture makes me wonder if there's some sort of guacamole-esque type of dish that can be made. Or perhaps PawPaw Ice Cream...