What on earth does one do with banana flowers? How do you use salsify or Spanish black radishes in your kitchen? What about that weird-looking Indian bitter melon? These are the questions that simmer in my consciousness as I navigate the maze of exotic produce aisles in the famous Berkeley Bowl Market. For years I have shopped at this market, tantalized by the these fruits and vegetables that I’m embarrassed to say I can’t even identify. As a dietitian and a foodie, I decided today that it’s time to put an end to my ignorance. I am hereby challenging myself to create a recipe for every single exotic fruit and vegetable from the aisles of Berkeley Bowl that I have never dared to prepare… until now. Follow along and see if I’m up to the challenge!