Saturday, September 02, 2006

Very Big Food

Photo by the Northernmost Jew

It seems the long hours of daylight in Alaska produce some enormous vegetables. My friend the Northernmost Jew is down from Deering to visit the balmier climes of Anchorage, where she beheld the biggest kohlrabi the world has ever known at the Alaska State Fair. Look at more giant food here. (Or see some teeny tiny food here).

Who knew you could grow all this stuff in Alaska? And have a look at the food guide to the fair--a perfect example 21st-century regionalism: Hawaiian this, Cajun that, and reindeer hotdogs.


Blogger The Northernmost Jew said...

My favorite regional food is birch syrup - same idea as maple syrup. but from birch sap.

3:19 AM  
Blogger the chocolate lady said...

northernmost jew,

This is very interesting. Birch sap also turns up as a drink in some old Russian sources.
When I was little you used to be able to buy a soft drink called brich beer, but it probably was as far removed from birch as could be.

11:59 AM  

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