Taste and Smell:
I think taste is the scariest, as having never had it before - you're not sure what to expect (well, except for the Mango and Chayote - I've had them before)... But my final dish was several ingredients I've never had before...and all of which I hadn't cooked with!
|Chayote - a squash that has in many cases doubled as |
potatoes AND apples!
Chayote doesn't have much of a smell, but taste is slightly sweet, slightly starchy - hence it can be used as sweet or savory. Look it up online, there are so many versatile recipes for this squash! The first time I had chayote was in St. Lucia on our honeymoon - they called it christophenes - and it was made into a gratin, similar to a potato gratin - so delicious and with so many less calories!
|Same as left - but reversed to see it better|
|Final Table Presentation - Our Team on the left, the other |
on the right... They made: Nacho Trio, Mexican Pork Dumplings,
Chorizo Fundito with Chips, and Fried Plantain with Two Sauces
OK - enough for now, don't you think?? I'm sure you're just about running out the door to buy the ingredients for some of these most fabulous dishes!
Up coming...I've really no clue - so you'll be as surprised as I am!!
Until Next Time...