We pass miles of neighborhoods on our way to the Florida Keys, and I think everyone’s got a papaya tree in their backyard. Maybe they just stand out to me because they tower high above the fences and rooftops with big, snowflake-shaped leaves and rows of fruit.
The best green papaya salad I’ve ever had happened by chance. Some friends were celebrating their honeymoon with a road trip around Florida, and our house was one of the stops. We were going to make them the house special for dinner: blackened redfish. The new bride and I walked around the yard talking about… Read More