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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lichee Stand, Sunset Park

Lichee Stand, Chinatown NYC
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.

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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.

Hmph!

Related posts: Cold Days in Midtown, Read All About It and Sleeping on the Job.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

encore un bel instantan├ę en b&w

Mame said...

Great photo - looks nice and summery. Can't wait for the sun to come out so we can get some nice rich color again!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great B&W photo with a lot of atmosphere.

Lily Hydrangea said...

another great and expressive New York Portrait!

Jiayi said...

Props!

Fancy for nyc said...

I grew up eating these, so yummy.

Miranda McAfee said...

mmm Lichees! I love the taste but unfortunately they are quite the texture issue for me. Great photo!