Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Monday, August 27, 2007

Swamp Grapes


Bet they don't sell these where you live... I found them at the Korean Market on Newark Avenue, in lovely, downtown Jersey City. Both Izzy and I needed to sniff them. They even had them in two colors, purple and pale green. Does anyone have any idea where these grow and what one does with them? We will have to hurry back and buy some.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I googled swamp grapes and I must say their proper names are even more appealing -- scuppernongs (the green ones) and muscadines (the burgundy and purple ones). Apparently this isn't the first time scuppernongs have been featured in literary works. You'll be happy to know you're among the ranks of Harper Lee and William Faulkner. You and Charles Chesnut, proud author of The Goophered Grape, are sure to be vying for third most prominent mention. Lots of luck.

D.

katharine said...

Hilarious! this makes me miss JC