October 28, 2014

Split, Croatia. October, 2012

Why does fruit look and taste so much better in Europe than it does in the United States? A rhetorical question. We all know the answer. Look at these beauties. You can almost taste them. As I write this, I’ve just tried once again to buy a good-tasting pear here in the US of A. No luck. Rock hard when I bought it, mealy a few days later. Oh, how I remember the juiciest of pears that Jay and I bought in the central market of Málaga two years ago, telling the vendor that we wanted pears that we could eat that very day. He selected two perfectly ripe ones for us that remain in memory. [Update: My Croatian friend Marin tells me that the sign says, "Sweet. Fresh. Thin Peel."] 

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