From the World Food File: Brain Vegetable

by Freda Moon, March 10, 2010

My pops and his lovely lady are in Jamaica right now, where they're eating something called Brain Vegetable.

This just in, from the AVA's intriguing foreign foods desk:

"Akee when boiled, drained and simmered in oil with salted dried cod with your choice of vegetables and hot peppers, becomes Jamaica's national dish Akee and Saltfish."

akee is also known as "brain vegetable"- the part you eat is the white pulp, from around the seeds. each piece of pulp looks like a miniature brain, and has a texture that might be called brainy... weird and tasty!

Mm...brains.

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