I made a big mistake this week. I bought a Dragon fruit and I didn’t take a picture of the inside. I should have learned by now that the interesting part of these new fruits and vegetables is often the inside. Although the vivid pink and green skin of the Dragon fruit is clearly beautiful, it was the speckled black and white interior that stole the show. I have to be honest – it wasn’t the most interesting flavor, but the looks alone made up for it.
ME: The mystery food this week is Dragon fruit! Why do you think it’s called a Dragon fruit?
LAUREN: Because it has red all over it.
SAM: It looks like there’s fire on it.
ME: What color is it going to look like on the inside?
LAUREN: I think it’s going to be black and white.
ME: OH MY GOSH! It’s polka dot! It looks like cookies and cream, seriously.
ME: Who wants to smell it?
LAUREN: Really sweet apples!
ME: I don’t know if you’re supposed to eat the pink side on the outside. (Not the skin, but there is a pink layer inside the skin).
ME: I think the pink part is edible.
ME: What does it taste like?
LAUREN: I want to feel it. It feels kind of prickly.
ME: OK, now that you’ve felt it, do you want to try it?
ME: It doesn’t have much flavor. Kind of tastes like jicama.
ME: Guys, seriously, nobody wants to try it? How could you not? It’s so pretty.
ME: Sam, want to try it?
SAM: What are these black things?
ME: I think they’re seeds.
SAM: Hm, I don’t like it. I like plain flavors.