Today is Black Friday in the U.S. and my brother and Dad are somewhere out in the throngs vying for the latest fashionable gizmo while I'm cuddled up writing this post. The men in my family are the shoppers, don't ask me why.
Luckily, I've never had to line up for durian at 6 AM when it's 20° F ( - 7 ° C). Malaysia's climate is a little kinder to the gung-ho. But all the hype, branding and repetition of the word "black" has got me thinking about Black Thorn durians, the latest durian fad that's selling for even more than Musang King.