Mysterious fruit (or vegetable)
May 22, 2011 • Category: Main Dish
This is a component of a food that most Americans are very familiar with and eat at least several times a week.
CARE TO GUESS WHAT IT IS? Or DO YOU KNOW?
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Me Myself says:
Mmm, banana flower? 🙂
On May 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Quinces and the Pea says:
Banana flower! I always want to get them but I’m at a loss for cooking them. Please enlighten us!
On May 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm
This is a beautiful banana flower or banana blossom Joumana.
On May 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Ranee @Arabian Knits says:
I’ll guess banana. It looks like the trees we saw in HI.
On May 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Angie's Recipes says:
oops..that got me. I don’t think I have ever seen or had those before…
On May 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Banana flowers ~ love cooking with them 🙂
On May 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm
j’étais sec !!mais apparemment c’est la banane !!pierre
On May 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Yes, a banana flower…
On May 23, 2011 at 12:03 am
Tracey@Tangled Noodl says:
Agree with previous answer – banana blossom! Here in the Philippines, it’s called ‘puso ng saging’, or ‘heart of banana’. Would love to know how you used it! 😎
On May 23, 2011 at 12:27 am
I have seen them before banana flower! But never used it
On May 23, 2011 at 1:30 am
Angel of the North says:
On May 23, 2011 at 2:16 am
No doubt about it banana 🙂 Diane
On May 23, 2011 at 3:44 am
I’m feeling incredibly ignorant right now…
It’s pretty, though.
On May 23, 2011 at 4:54 am
Banana flower 🙂
You’re going to cook something with it?
Regards from Portugal
On May 23, 2011 at 5:04 am
I couldn’t get through to your blog for a couple days, Joumana. No problems today, though. Your kibbeh pie looks delish, by the way!
I’ve seen those in the Caribbean…they’re banana flowers!
On May 23, 2011 at 6:07 am
Belinda @zomppa says:
You got me – it’s gorgeous!
On May 23, 2011 at 6:18 am
Nuts about food says:
A banana flower! Have seen shows in which they cook with them but have never seen a real one.
On May 23, 2011 at 6:29 am
5 Star Foodie says:
Is it a banana flower? I’m not sure, looks so neat!
On May 23, 2011 at 6:37 am
Never saw them, even though my grandfather grew a little banana tree in his garden.. Legend tells it bore fruit once, in the sixties, but I was not there to witness.
On May 23, 2011 at 6:47 am
Yes, banana flower but I have no idea what you are going to do with it.
On May 23, 2011 at 7:25 am
Looks great – would love to try one… I just love reading your blog everyday… your recipes are amazing… reminds me of the foods my Sitto used to make when I was very young. Have you ever heard of “beit il nahleh”… house of the bees?? It’s a wonderful dessert – like a sweet bread baked in a large round pan… and it has honey or syrup on the bottom… I can’t find the recipe anywhere… Can you help? Please!
On May 23, 2011 at 10:02 am
@Sabet: I have never heard of this “beit el nahleh”; there are lots of old, traditional recipes which have some bread soaked in grape molasses and butter and baked on the stove. Which area was your sitto from?
On May 23, 2011 at 10:48 am
A banana flower…I’m waiting for the recipe Joumana….have a lovely day
On May 23, 2011 at 11:30 am
Liz Farah says:
It’s also called “isht el nahleh” nest of the bees… the dessert is cut so that it looks like a honeycomb… I believe it is an Egyptian dessert??
My grandparents on my father’s side were from Kirbey and Kfeir… and my mother is from Erna – close to Damascus.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with the world… Hope you publish a cookbook one day… would love to add to my collection.
On May 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Banana flower???? Plantain flower?
On May 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm
Meister@Nervous Cook says:
Banana! Oh, how I love bananas so much. I have a post in the queue of my own blog about them, as a matter of fact. I’m bananas about bananas!
On May 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm