Cape Gooseberry

This time of year (harvest season!) in the NYC farmers markets you can find all sorts of interesting items. My favorites right now are the Chards, Jerusalem Artichokes and the Plums. Last week I picked up some Husk Cherry: aka, Physalis Peruviana or Cape Gooseberry. It's native to South America and deliciously unlike anything I've ever tasted. It's in the nightshade family (tomato, eggplant, tomatillo) and is sweet, not savory - full of seeds and totally otherworldly. I really enjoy it and I hope to get enough of them one day to make some jam. If you see these little guys - do try!


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