Tomatillos. A husk tomato that’s not actually a “tomato.”
If you’ve never tried a Mexican green sauce, you don’t know what you’re missing. Consider this post a homage to the melting pot of America, with our diversity in cultures and ethnicities, showcased in the everyday foods we consume. I’ve scoured many grocery stores and markets in China and yet I find the same varieties of veg wherever I turn. The same cukes, eggplants (Asian variety only, of course), corn, tomatoes, peppers and leafy greens. It’s a bit disheartening for a girl who likes to cook.
And appreciate the fact that you can pick up Japanese eggplants, plum or heirloom tomatoes or tomatillos at your local grocery store or farmers market. Lucky ducks.