In the winter, we often turn to
the tropics to get our fruit fixes. Bananas are the most popular fruit in
America, and they’re quite popular elsewhere, too. I’m happy with oranges,
grapefruits, and chocolate (yup, cocoa beans are fruit – great news for
fruit-lovers!) but sometimes it’s nice to throw something else in the mix,
and I’ll grab a pineapple, some kiwifruits, a few avocados, or a bunch of
bananas, when doing my food shopping.
While I was waiting for my
yellow bananas to ripen, a few days later I came across these red bananas at
the market. I love red bananas, which have a more pronounced flavor than
yellow bananas, but are hard to come by in France, and elsewhere. (They
should be dead-ripe when you use them. The skin will turn quite dark when
they’re ready.) So jumped at the bunch when I saw it, and put those in my
fruit bowl to see who would ripen first.