I used to think Google was my gateway to the universe. Then I metFolu Akinkuotu.
Boston-resident and founder of the#humblebragdiet, Folu has taken her enthusiasm for obscure, quirky snacks to a level far beyond what any SEO algorithm could produce. Her knack for discovering and describing snacks around the world is akin to walking down the aisles of a convenience store in an alternate universe, if that convenience store was run by Willy Wonka and that alternate universe allowed intercontinental teleportation any time you got the munchies.
Steamed rice and pickles are the foundation of any traditional Japanese meal. When Candy’s cukes are served over warm steamed rice, the brine-soaked rice and cold cukes taste like you are eating effortless sushi.
She learned how to make these from my Grandma Anne. Now I make them impatiently on the hottest summer days when I need a cold, flavorful, acid kick.
Rebel Rebel’s very own Nina included these cukes in her quarantine e-cookbookEat the Richthat isupdated weekly. The book is free but donations toMassUndocuFund, a nonprofit benefiting undocumented workers, are strongly encouraged.