Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cherry cucumber

In the Chouf region of Lebanon, where they grow a lot of pine trees for pine nuts production, they also eat the green, unripe pine cones. They call them "the cherries of the cucumber" because they look like cherry (?) and taste like cucumber (??). (Photo al safir)


Anonymous said...

how? do they cook them in any way? add lemon? or eat them raw???

Rami Zurayk said...

they eat them raw, with a squeeze of lemon (optional)

Anonymous said...

thanks, i will peel and give it a try next time i find a green pine cone :)