02 Aug2016

Take a Wild Guess…

by Marketman

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Today I took one of those trips/adventures that I used to do far more often for my own benefit and that of the readers of marketmanila.com. We woke up at the crack of dawn, drove several hours on highways and paved roads, then turned off abruptly and continued our journey on at first, narrow paved roads, that turned to cracked and slightly dangerous roads, then nearly un-passable muddy and rutted country lanes and finally, on foot for a serious hike uphill and down… Just to seek out this elusive ingredient that I have written about, cooked and eaten quite often. It had taken on “legendary status” in my mind, even though I knew it just grew peacefully on remote hillsides for several millennia or so. Today, I got to see it in all its beautiful, bountiful glory, just a couple of weeks shy of being harvested. Care to guess what it is? A classic Marketman ingredient post coming up soon. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Esquire says:

    millet?

    Aug 2, 2016 | 7:44 pm

     
  2. Footloose says:

    I can guess this correctly with fewer clues like id’ing a tune in just one or two initial notes. Sorry, ain’t fair to newer readers.

    Aug 2, 2016 | 8:01 pm

     
  3. Khew says:

    Job’s tears. Adlay.

    Aug 2, 2016 | 8:07 pm

     
  4. joe jj says:

    It is the main ingredient of a favorite dessert. It is not easily available but one can get it in some Cebu restaurants warmed and split in two! Heavenly in its simplicity, so satisfying on its own, but sometimes you want to eat it with vanilla ice cream!

    Aug 2, 2016 | 8:24 pm

     
  5. sgboy says:

    sprays of fresh millet! =D

    Aug 2, 2016 | 11:48 pm

     
  6. ConnieC says:

    millet or dawa and I didn’t know until now we grow it in ‘Pins
    and what lengths MM would go through to forage….

    http://www.thekitchn.com/good-grains-what-is-millet-67713

    Aug 3, 2016 | 2:50 am

     
  7. Jelo S. says:

    Millet? The grains they use to make budbod suman?

    Aug 3, 2016 | 7:19 am

     
  8. millet says:

    I’ve always been interested to learn more about my namesake!

    Aug 7, 2016 | 2:42 pm

     

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