They play a significant role in our family food. With two very active teenage boys, bananas tick all the boxes – they come in their own packaging, they are quick to eat and they are, as often seems to be quoted in our house, ‘the food of champions’! The word ‘compulsory’ is often banded around in connection with bananas – probably only by me now that I think of it . You know you’ve gone too far when your young daughter is asked at school to make a list adjectives to describe a banana and, yes, you got it – ‘compulsory’ was right up there.
But for the banana experience to be a positive one, they do have to be at their peak – firm, yellow and not a speck of brown or squidginess. And how hard is it to catch them when they are just right? One minute they are perfect … look away …dawdle for a couple of minutes … look back and they’re past it.
This, my friends, is the curse of the overripe banana….