Ugliness Is Only Skin Deep

We’ve all seen food that looks down on its luck. It may be bruised, gashed, moldy, soft, wilty or some other adjective.

No matter how bad it appears, I try to cut away the offending parts to salvage what I can. I’m sure many of you do the same. If you don’t, here’s proof that you should:


This red bliss potato has a nice gash in it.



By trimming away just a centimeter under the rough part, you might be surprised to find that it’s fine. Magic.


I’m curious: Have you noticed any fruits or vegetables that are particularly ugly on the outside and beautiful on the inside? Personally, I think plantains take the cake. The ripe (maduro) ones look like hell…but taste like heaven.

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Two housekeeping items: You may have noticed there was no post on Tuesday. It wasn’t due to my long-held grudge against that day, but because I’m moving to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for the time being. With the book, the baby and the blog, there are only so many hours…

Also, I’m hoping to have a new “exhibit” in the “gallery” tab soon. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I think you’ll find the photos interesting.

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