Archive for August, 2007


August 19, 2007


An excellent find at the local farmer’s market a few weeks back. Gooseberries are very similar in flavor to very ripe kiwifruit, and their small size and with a tastier skin makes them a lot more fun to eat. Apart from the kiwi flavor (incidentally, kiwifruit used to be called chinese gooseberry) there’s a slight “planty” taste that I find really pleasant. There’s a nice textural juxtaposition going on too, as the berries are like little water balloons — the insides are very soft but if the skin is unbroken the berries are firm like a grape. Fun to bite into.

Also, they’re beautiful — I love the translucent skin.

Sadly, in the weeks since then I have not come across any more, but if I do I will surely buy some more.