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Strange Fruit: A Journey Into the World of the Durian
Ask a friend to name a few dishes that are polarizing, disgusting, or just bizzarre, and you'll probably get a familiar shortlist. Haggis, uni, frogs' legs, pigs' feet, and thousand-year eggs are all familiar foods that some swear by...and others swear off. But few people in the US have heard of the mysterious durian, and fewer still sell it (more on that later). If you can get your hands on this fruit, though, you might find it worth your while.
By Austen Fiora
July 2, 2013