Union Square Market, NYC – 1:37PM, August 7, 2009
Edamame, or baby soybeans, are just about my absolute favorite quick appetizer. Cook for three minutes in salted boiling water, strain, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and eat. Yes, they look hairy and blemished, but like most real farm grown fruits and vegetables, they taste good. That’s the thing about commercial fruits and veggies, much of it is “designed” to look nice and travel well, but most of it tastes like cardboard. Me, I’d rather buy food that has flavor and looks like cardboard.
Come to think of it, I think real food is quite beautiful, blemishes and all.