Elephant Heart Plum
Moon and Stars Watermelon
These may be a few of my favorite foods thanks to the Slow Food project, Ark of Taste which "aims to rediscover and catalogue forgotten flavors, documenting excellent food products that are in danger of disappearing." The list of endangered foods reads like poetry.
How about the Radiator Charlies Mortgage Lifter Tomato....the U.S.A. could use a bushel or two of those babies right about now.
I stumbled on the Ark of Taste while cruising the Local Harvest web site...a great resource for farmers and city folks alike .... it is all about connecting the eater with the source. Check it out, especially if you are planning a trip - the site has a great search engine that connects to restaurants cooking with locally produced foods, as well as a wealth of additional information about our country's food sources.
Hot for the local I have joined the Chefs Collaborative. Another educational and inspiring group. Look for a chapter in your region and consider joining.