Saturday, February 7, 2009
peru's wonders aren't just limited to good waves. most fruits and vegetables are grown without pesticides, because farmers can't afford them, and you can get fruits from the desert coast, the mountains, and the amazon. one of my favorites is chirimoya, which peruvians say only grows in the desert here, though you can find it in chile and even mexico, i'm told. in this shot, there's also tuna, or prickly pear, from the mountains, and grenadilla, which is related to passion fruit, from the rainforest.
i find that i have more energy surfing when i eat right. this week, my wife got the inside line with a fruit distributor and his stuff is unreal. the chirimoya he got us was the biggest i've ever seen, and the flavors are out of this world after having grown up in a landscape of corporate industrial agriculture.