Monday, June 18, 2012

Tickling the tastebuds

I'm back home from Basel now, and my first thought on entering my flat is "oh my gosh, this place is filthy!" That's what happens when you spend a weekend in a flat that's actually nice and tidy. I'm going to have to clean up, there's no getting away from it.

Anyway, while I was there, I was persuaded by the artist Rubén Grilo (who exhibited me at Liste and whose work you should all go and admire) to try gazpacho, which I previously only knew of from jokes on Red Dwarf and the Simpsons. I'd always sort of assumed it was exactly the same as the tomato soup you can get from a Heinz tin, only not heated up, but actually it's really quite nice! I'm going to order it the next time I'm eating in a fancy restaurant (which, as you know, I do as little as possible). This new culinary delight comes hot on the heels of some other friends persuading me to try a bit of kiwi fruit a couple of weeks ago - I've always maintained that I don't like it, without ever having eaten any, but in fact, it's not all that bad after all! Tastes much more like strawberries than anything green has any right to. I still don't trust it.


Dai Griffiths said...

I love all fruit. Have you tried Dragonfruit Ben ? Anyone that has been to Wales should try dragonfruit even though it's not Welsh. It's a bit like watermelon but, you eat the seeds. It looks much more memorable than watermelon as well.

Zoomy said...

Maybe I'll give it a try! I'm all in favour of dragons, and fruit, and Wales, and memory.