Try Something NEW… (Boylston St., Boston,Ma.)

1. Yucca fries:

I tried yucca fries for the first time at:

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Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – Boston & Salem, MA

…the Boston Location. I am not into trying new things, I am pretty fussy about that, but I must say these were pretty good and went well with a chicken quesadilla. Dinner is also complimented by cotton candy at the end of dinner.

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 Thanks to (FoodNetwork.com) pic and recipe.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/yucca-fries-recipe.html

What is Yucca?

Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae.[2] Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. They are native to the hot and dry (arid) parts of the Americas and the Caribbean. Early reports of the species were confused with the cassava (Manihot esculenta).[3] Consequently, Linnaeus mistakenly derived the generic name from the Taíno word for the latter, yuca (spelled with a single “c”).[4] It is commonly found growing in rural graveyards and when in bloom the cluster of (usually pale) flowers on a thin stalk appear as floating apparitions.[5]

2. Falafel:

I tried a falafel for the first time at Falafel King in Quincy, MA. (falafelkingquincy.com) & although I don’t like it pursay. I dont necessarily not like it either. It will just take some getting used to, texture wise. My friend swears the batter gives it a fried chicken taste. I can see where she is coming from.

1504 Hancock St. Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 773-010

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Falafel Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network

(/fəˈlɑːfəl/; Arabic: فلافل‎‎, [fæˈlæːfɪl], dialectal: [fæˈlæːfel]) is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray (assortment of appetizers).

Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout the Middle East. The fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat[1]

 

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