Monday, January 18, 2010
My Haiti Picture for today : Avocados
Avocados and other fruits for sale along the road from Jacmel to Port-au-Prince.
Avocados are a staple of the Haitian diet, and it's no wonder, because they are beautiful over there. After almost six years in India, where avocados tend to rot from the inside out, mysteriously going from being too hard to being just good for the rubbish, we often dream of the "avoca bè", as it is called in Créole - "bè" pronounced with an open "a" like the beginning of the word "area" - meaning butter. One can just imagine the knife slicing effortlessly through the pale flesh, as it would through butter.