Try New Produce.
Some of the best foods are the ones we’ve never tried before. Pictured above are a fun find I got at the farmers market today. I saw this pretty big box full of cute little peppers for only 1€!
Due to various reasons, sometimes random produce can be really cheap. If you see a fruit or veggie on sale that you don’t know very well, try it! If you’re at a farmers market ask a little bit about the vegetable and what it goes with. If you’re not, a quick google search will be able to tell you hundreds of recipes.
These little guys here are called padron peppers and are used for a typical fried pepper tapa here in Barcelona. The recipe is simple. Stir fry peppers with olive oil until they start to peel/brown, and add salt. I roasted mine to keep them a little healthier, but I might try frying them next time just to see if it makes a difference. They were awesome!
One of the best things about trying new foods is being surprised. You might realize that weird pointy purple fruit is actually pink and juicy inside. Or, if you’re like me and you pick up some padrons, you might find that most are not spicy at all but once in a while, one of them sets your mouth on fire!