“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, September 3, 2012


So last time I wheeled out Name This Food! was back in April. Jeez, I really have been a lazy boy, haven't I? Anyway, what I asked was, what the heck is this?

Answer: it's a POMELO! Or two pomelos, to be exact.

A Pomelo is a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo (rind pith). It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 centimetres (5.9–9.8 in) in diameter, and usually weighing 1–2 kilograms (2.2–4.4 lb). Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo.

What can one do with it? Here are some links to some lovely pomelo recipes.






So now I ask the question... can you Name This Food?


  1. Somewhere in my FB pics are photos of me doing odd things with a Pomelo shell/skin. I can't, for the life of me, find them.
    Quite a tart & tasty treat. I just peeled it and ate it as I would grapefruit slices.

    No guess as to what is the current plant/food product.

  2. I'm taking a stab here and saying it's broccolini, Jeff.

    Most likely not, unless it's some strange variety I've never seen before. But, without looking it up, that's my best guess ...


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