A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
… Ugli fruit
What do you get when you cross an orange, a tangerine, and a grapefruit? The Jamaican uniq fruit, trademarked as UGLI.
|UGLI®️ fruit. Photo by GabeB, Flickr|
Research revealed over 30 films shot in Jamaica, but I haven't seen most of them. So why write about uniq or UGLI®️ fruit?
Because the fruit is known for its unattractive skin, yet it yields juicy sweetness inside. It makes me wonder about foods we might refuse to eat because of the way it looks (or smells) and films we might not see because they don't appeal to us.
For years I thought blue-cheese dressing would be disgusting... but then I finally tried it, and loved it.
My husband humored me when I wanted to see Sullivan's Travels (1941). He was certain it would be boring, but watched it with me, anyway. You guessed it... the film is now his favorite comedy.
Do you have examples of foods and/or films you initially avoided but later loved?