In which I eat the dreaded durian

In which I eat the dreaded durian

Scores have been written about the durian, which, depending on whether you are wrong or not, is either culinary seppuku or gastronomic heaven. I wouldn’t let Prof. Jerry Coyne leave Singapore without trying what is known in these woods as the “King of Fruits.” My mom drove to the red light district, picked up a thorny parcel of death for $80 and stashed it in a cooler box in her trunk. In the short 15 min drive home, the entire car stank of skunk fart and rotten flesh. This is why you’ll get fined for bringing one on public transport here. Alfred Russel Wallace, who played second fiddle to Charles Darwin wrote that “it is in itself perfect. In fact, to eat Durians is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience. … as producing a food of the most exquisite flavour it is unsurpassed.” While Anthony Bourdain, keen observer of culture and sociology through the lens...

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