10 Jul '18, 7am

Durian

Durian

The first time I heard of unusual tropical fruit called durian was when I was 19, and I spent the summer in Indonesia. Prior to that time, my experience with tropical fruits was limited to relatively familiar ones such as pineapple, banana, mango, and papaya. But durian, which is sometimes called “the king of fruits,” was definitely something different. A missionary told me they have a saying about the fruit: “smells like hell, tastes like heaven.” Whatever else could be said about it, it seemed to provoke very strong reactions from people—either they loved it or they hated it. Unfortunately, durian was out of season at the time, so I didn’t have any. Keep Out of Reach of Children Many years later, however, when living in San Francisco, I kept hearing about durian. So I decided that in the noble pursuit of interesting things, it was time to track some down, and I and heade...

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