[NAFEX] guavas

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Jul 29 14:59:27 EDT 2011


"Yuk" to la comida de Mexico? It's wonderfully varied: one of the four
"great cuisines," along with Chinese, Italian and French - with Spain vying
for inclusion, of not already there. But despite the great variety, each
does have a national character, doesn't it? And what you like can depend on
what you grew up with. I grew up with Southeastern Italian, Sonoran Mexican,
and Irish - northern Mexican is my favorite, but Irish is the comfort food. 
It does seem to surprise people that Latin American cuisines vary by
country. 
Since I think familiarity breeds comfort, and lack of it may breed culinary
contempt, I wonder where you're from? I had one friend who though even the
most mild Mexican food was too spicy. He was from Maine, and said the
hottest thing he could handle were those red potatoes...

~ Stephen

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 8:58 AM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas

I am making plans to go back to Central America to continue our work.
I assumed the food in Costa Rica was like Mexican food,YUK.  It was
different and good and plenty of fruit was always served.  I will
seek out the guavas and see how many different kinds there are.

---- Original Message ----
From: quirky at videotron.ca
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:12:50 -0400

>  My mother is from South America but now lives in Florida. She
>adores 
>guava jam and buys a brand from Brazil from her local grocery. Last
>time 
>she went to get some they didn't have any more, they only had a new 
>brand made in the US. She bought some but said it tasted nothing like
>
>the jam she's used to. More like a run-of-the mill jelly.
>
>I think it's really a different style altogether, but I know the
>fruit 
>flavour of the South American jam is very intense. As with
>everything, 
>it'a a question of taste.
>
>Caren Kirk
>St. Jerome, QC
>
>On 7/28/2011 9:14 PM, Dan Nave wrote:
>> I actually like the guava jelly better than guava jam.
>> Has a very rich taste.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> On 7/28/2011 4:06 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>>> I sent to Costa Rica for guava jam.  Just got two containers. 
>This
>>> jam is made with real sugar.  Tasted jam and at first did not like
>>> it.  I was expecting the over-sweet made with corn sugar jam like
>US
>>> jam.  The Costa Rica jam is tart and has a strong fruit taste.
>>> Tasted more and found that I like it.
>>>
>>> ---- Original Message ----
>>> From: ernestplutko at wiktel.com
>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
>>> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:02:05 -0500
>>>
>>>> No, I did not bring back seeds.  We were taking DNA samples and I
>>>> later threw guavas away without tasting them because I became
>>>> preoccupied.  Wish I had examined the guavas carefully.
>>>>
>>>> ---- Original Message ----
>>>> From: 6ducks at gmail.com
>>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
>>>> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:05:26 -0400
>>>>
>>>>> Oooh, I love guavas.
>>>>> Eat em fresh!  You can find lots of recipes on line.
>>>>> Mostly dessert recipes, but some other things, too.
>>>>> But I've never seen any that were what I'd call orange.
>>>>> I have two trees on my back deck that I hope will flower this
>>>> summer.
>>>>> Did you bring back any seeds?
>>>>>
>>>>> Michele in SW Ohio
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>>>>> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest
>Plutko
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:05 PM
>>>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>>>>> Subject: [NAFEX] guavas
>>>>>
>>>>> I was in Costa Rica and collected a few fallen orange fruits
>under
>>>>> some trees.  They were guavas which had a very pleasant smell. 
>I
>>>>> have heard of guava jelly but is there anything else they are
>used
>>>>> for?
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