Photo by myself in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, around 55th Street and Eighth Avenue.
It's been raining for the last several days here in New York. I took the above photo last year, when lichees came in season.
This juicy, Asian fruit is harvested each Fall. The fruit is encased in a green shell, which grows red as they ripen. Lichee has a subtle flavor that is not too sweet.
Speaking of food, it's been tough during the off-season of Top Chef.
Curious to see what's going on with the ex-contestants? A recent article in the Times catches up with Hung, Leah, Nikki and Harold, all pursuing their cooking dreams in New York.
I suggested going to Harold's restaurant to Mark, who was only mildly interested. Harold competed during Season One, whose Italian-inspired food and self-deprecating demeanor won over judges and fans alike.
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