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Postby square » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:06 pm

Now I wanna eat (but not smell) a durian fruit.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:39 pm

It may be coming down the pike for a future column. Probably not fresh, but frozen is better than nothing in the upper Midwestern United States.

I can only pray that a certain Emperor Joseph II doesn't come along and accuse me of using too many notes again.
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Postby square » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:01 pm

Well then don't take too many notes!
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Postby Learned » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:07 pm

Isn't that the only food that wacky Andrew Zimmern despises?
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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:15 pm

He had a pretty strong dislike for stinky tofu, but yeah. He didn't like durian very much at all.

That guy chews way too loudly.
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Postby blunt » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:07 pm

Nice.
I have encountered this "fruit" vicariously for years now and, intrigued, even almost barely had one in my grasp--- but no.
As a pungent stinky cheese lover, a fan of gasoline and felt pens, and strangely compelled by the offputting seductions of diesel, I am very intrigued by the idea of a food BANNED from certain places like restaurants, hotels, and airplane--and even countries---cuz it's stinky.
If only I could ban banana peels in trash cans in summer, or McDonald's on the bus, or sauerkraut, or a certain corner of the library sometimes, or burnt wicrowave popcorn.
When I was 7 and my dad cutting into and eating a block of Limburger cheese. I think I passed out because the next thing I remember is high school.
But the mysteriosity remains.

I'm hungry like the wolf for Durian Durian.
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Postby Elliot » Mon May 12, 2008 5:58 pm

Thanks, Kyle. Now we know, and knowing is half the battle.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon May 12, 2008 9:21 pm

Elliot wrote:Thanks, Kyle. Now we know, and knowing is half the battle.

Looky there, someone's keeping up with me. It was my....pleasure?
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Postby jjoyce » Tue May 13, 2008 9:03 am

How come none of y'all ever include the LINK?
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Postby Suoiragerg » Thu May 22, 2008 4:43 pm

I have had the Durian both fresh and from Midway. Niether is great. I could tolerate the Midway one and think I could grow to like fresh ones with practice.

My wife on the other hand grew up running around her relatives durian farm finds the ones at Midway unfit to eat. From her point of view, one should never freeze durian. EVER!

Her sisters, cousins and her would sit on the porch and wait for the loud thud of a ribe durian dropping from the tree. Then they would race out to pick it up (hoping another one would not fall on their head).

Good times.
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Postby blunt » Thu May 22, 2008 5:11 pm

Suoiragerg wrote:I have had the Durian both fresh and from Midway. Niether is great. I could tolerate the Midway one and think I could grow to like fresh ones with practice.
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How can you tell the difference?
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Postby Bruno » Thu May 22, 2008 10:44 pm

I still have semi-suppressed childhood memories of durian doing evil things in my parent's fridge. Never tried it back then, and hella resented its presence. When I was in the Philippines, though, it was pretty damn good fresh. And it was really useful when avoiding being cajoled into eating balut: "Aw come on, I already tried the durian!"
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Postby Sideshow Bob » Thu May 22, 2008 10:52 pm

Bruno wrote:I still have semi-suppressed childhood memories of durian doing evil things in my parent's fridge.


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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu May 22, 2008 11:46 pm

Bruno wrote:balut

No need to craft a fabricated horror memory out of that stuff.

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Postby Suoiragerg » Fri May 23, 2008 8:11 am

blunt wrote:
Suoiragerg wrote:I have had the Durian both fresh and from Midway. Niether is great. I could tolerate the Midway one and think I could grow to like fresh ones with practice.
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How can you tell the difference?


The fresh is more aramati.. aurameti... STINKY.

It also is less mushy and has a bit more mango like taste than frozen. Still as strong but not so much like wet toilet paper I guess.

Basically, it is probably the taste difference equivelent between a decent microbrew and Miller Lite. If you like beer, you want the real thing.
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