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Lunch Box 549: Breadfruit is neato


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Not a bread Recently some friends forcibly took me to the Dekalb Farmer's Market. I've said it before and I'll say it again, that place is massive and has the best produce section in the known universe. They did not have purple potatoes of any kind this time - imagine my bitter disappointment - but I did see a few "hey, lookitthat, I must have it!" items, including breadfruit. Now, I had no idea what a breadfruit was, but I got one anyway 'cause I had a sudden desperate need to find out. Looking online, I found a few recipes. I tried two: baked breadfruit and steamed breadfruit. The baked version didn't come out all that well, as it was for ripe, fruity breadfruit and mine was unripe and vegetabley, but the steamed version was perfect - and I am here to tell you that steamed unripe breadfruit, dipped in butter, tastes like artichoke heart. Imagine an artichoke heart the size of a honeydew melon. That's some good eatin'!

So, here I have some chicken & vegetable curry, some green beans right out of a can, some light-fried plantain chips, and steamed breadfruit, the last of which is drizzled with lemony butter.

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