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Whether you are already a loyal addict or have just purchased your first durian and don't know what to do with it, you have come to the right place.
Here's a little post to get you started on your own durian journey and help you navigate this website.
What is Year of the Durian?
On this site you will find travel stories and photos as well as informative articles, a recipe index, a festival and events calendar, and pure durian silliness.
To find out why we would do such a wacky thing with our lives, you can read more about us here.
These are durian.
The word durian is derived from the Malaysian word for thorns, durio. It's most outstanding characteristic, however, is the pungent aroma that issues from the fruit once it is ripe. No edible product in the Western World rivals this odor in strength unless it be Blue Cheese, and that is only considered edible by extremely questionably sources.
This is what durian looks like inside
|Oh sweet heaven|
Beyond satisfying our sensory needs, the durian embodies the often absurd and unexplained dualities of the world. Superficially disagreeable but lovely on the inside, the fruit is an easy fit into didactic metaphors. There are many overused sayings about durian like "Smells like hell but tastes like heaven," and "Never judge a durian by it's smell."
Durian is more than just a fruit. It's a life lesson rolled into a gustatory experience.
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- Rob and Lindsay
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