February 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm | Posted in Fruit, Random | 7 Comments

Did I miss something, or is it just me? Why are kumquats taking over my google reader? Today alone there have been 3 mentions of kumquats and in the last week or so we’re at about 10 kumquat posts.

Now I admit, the name is amazing. I could say it all day. Kumquat. Kumquat. Kumquat. You get the idea. But can someone please explain to me why these are so great? I just don’t get it.

I admit, I have only ever half-tried a kumquat, so I may not be a good judge, but I still don’t get it.

Strike that. Reverse it. <-does not make sense right here I know, but I’m in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory mood

I’ve only tried them in a drink.

I was at the martini bar around the corner. I love this place, every drink is amazing and they actually use real fruit in their drinks. The poor bartenders get stuck mulling apples for apple martinis, but it’s worth it. Usually their concoctions are spot on delicious, but one time, I was a few martinis in and couldn’t stop saying kumquat so it appeared to be time to order a raspberry kumquat martini.

I don’t really know how to describe it other than to say it made what would have been a delicious martini taste “funny.” I have the palate of a 5 year old so I’m useless in describing it. It just tasted funny and that’s the best I can do.

So tell me, why does everyone seem to love kumquats? Should I give them another try?

For those of you that have no clue … wikipedia



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  1. Its true! I am seeing lots of kumquats AND pomegrante recipes in my GR these days. I don’t think I’ve ever had either. oh wait. I did have pomegrante and apple martinellis for New Years… But I have a feeling that the taste of pomegrante is probably a little lost in the mix.

  2. OMG CB you haven’t had a pomegranate? Those are absolutely amazing, you must have one. You will become addicted to the fruity goodness.

  3. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a kumquat either, but the name & spelling of it are just weird! What I don’t understand about google reader, is why your kumquat post didn’t show up. I found it when I was trying to link to something else. I think the kumquats and korrupted things.

  4. i think pomegranates are definitely a big fad right now but i didn’t know kumquats were too? i grew up with a kumquat tree in my yard so i love them 🙂 my mom would take them and candy them and that’s how i like them best 🙂 haven’t really had them in cooked foods though….

  5. I see these at S&S everytime i’m browsing produce, I’ve wanted to buy them, but I was never sure if they were edible without some crazy ass recipe. Guess we’ll find out soon!

  6. and who the hell came up with the name Kumquat, its sounds like a bad porno movie title.

  7. Kumquats are gross. NFT.

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