22 Sep '14, 4am

American couple travel around the world on durian mission

An American couple are tra­velling the world for a cause – spreading good news about Malaysia’s King of Fruits. Lindsay Gasik, 25, and her husband Robert Culclasure, 31, have spent much time studying durian and the fruit’s impact on local culture. “There are about 25 species of durian in Malaysia and at least four in Peninsular Malaysia that are considered tasty. “We want to help people to enjoy durian and appreciate more varieties,” Lindsay said in an interview. The couple, who are from Oregon, disco­vered a frozen version of the fruit in 2009, and tasted a fresher one in the Philippines the next year. They have since travelled the world, tasting seeds from Australia to Costa Rica while documenting cultures, legends and farming practices about durian. Their website states that they have eaten durian in 13 countries in the past two years. When met here, they were looking f...

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