Beboes: A Taste Memory
A Shanghai fruit is reborn
It happens when you’ve taken a bite of something and its taste instantly floods your mind with images and remembrances of past experience. I’ve read about it many times, and over the years I’ve experienced mild forms of it. But last week I was hit with a double memory whammy—sight and taste!
When I roam all over the Saturday farmers market, there’s one seller that I visit every week because I’m usually able to find a fruit or vegetable there not offered by any other seller. Tucked into a far corner of the vast market, I stopped in my tracks when I spotted a bag of orange-colored fuzzy oval fruits and instantly exclaimed “Beboes!”