: On Par with the Joys of Marriage - recipes and stories from Panama
Since coming back last weekend from my honeymoon in Panama, friends always ask me, "What was your favorite part of the trip?" Sure, I tell them that it was awesome to hang out with my new husband and discover the joys of newlywed life, but deep down, I want to shout to the heavens, "Oh. my. god. THE PLANTAINS!!!"
I've always had a soft spot for anything sweet or deep-fried, most recently proven at the wedding when we had not one, but five wedding cakes. The more calories, the better, and if there's a fry-daddy involved, well god bless 'em. So the simple plantain - with its variations of sweet or savory, but always fried - was a bit of a revelation for a girl like me. It made its ever-popular cousin, the banana, look like a lame one-trick pony in comparison.
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