Consuming The Harvest

While Pottering About At Home In Norfolk

Of Imperfect Food

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There’s been much made about the unnatural quest for perfect fruit and veg.  Perfect in shape, size, colour and consistency to match what the supermarkets say we consumers want.  Even some market stalls and farm markets tend to ‘push’ the prettier produce.  If you ask me, it’s a total waste of time, effort, resources and most of all food, as in the “imperfect” specimines that never even make it to any shop because they are . . . . ugly.  Idiotic at best.  I just want fruit and veg.  I don’t want untold things to be done to/sprayed on/ injected into the plants that produce my fruit and veg.  And since when did any of this perfect produce ever taste of anything let alone the fruit or veg that it is supposed to be??  Tomatoes are a clear example for you tomato lovers out there, but the same applies to most all produce.


I’ve bought “imperfect” fruit and veg for some time now without any horrible things happening to me or BH (or The Beast who has been known to partake of certain fruits and veggies).  They are, as a rule, cheaper – much cheaper and have, dare I say it  .  .  .  .  flavour!  The last purchase was from a supermarket, a package of peppers at less than half the price of their high upkeep counterparts.  These were not of the perfect pepper shape (does Gok Wan do “pepper shape”?).  They weren’t GREEN peppers and not exactly RED peppers, nor were they ORANGE or YELLOW peppers – no.  These were special peppers.  Multi-coloured, rainbow peppers and absolutely delicious and useful.  Best keep it a bit hush-hush though, the powers that be may be listening and next month the special rainbow peppers will have doubled in price!


Written by kadeeae

February 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

Posted in Food & Drink, Shopping

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  1. My husband and I would like to completely go organic ourselves, but we’re not there yet. They are a bit more expensive than the regular fruit and veg. It’s quirky and I like it when they come in different shapes and sizes.

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    February 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  2. Yeah I buy the rainbow peppers too and they’re fine. When I was in Spain the tomatoes there were deformed, far from perfect but I’ve never tasted a nicer tomato!


    February 19, 2009 at 11:02 pm

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