I was discussing the possibility of visiting Vancouver again this year. Last year was my first and I can't wait to go back. Mainly because Canada allows the import of many fruits that the US doesn't. And the prices are so good, too. I spent only three days in the Vancouver area last year. I went to Chinatown everyday just to eat fruit (mangosteen, longnan, sapote, dragon fruit, huang pi, OMG!). And then there was a vegetable that I haven't seen for almost 9 years. In the US, they don't grow it like that anymore.
I'm not sure what fresh jackfruit is like as I've only had canned. But the canned variety has an interesting toothsome texture that I think would lend itself well to salsas. If the fresh is anything like that, then it's worth a try. My friend said that she got fresh jackfruit once in Canada when she was visiting. Someone made a kiwi salsa before, but I didn't care much for it. But that's just because I'm not that in love with kiwis. I'd stick with the tropical fruits (mango, papaya, jicama) even if they seems to be overdone.
I saw some Tamarillos in the market today. I've never had them so I don't know what they taste like. But they look like long, pointy tomatoes, though the felt much harder. I know you are trying to stay away from tomatoes, but it seems like an interesting fruit to work with.
[ May 27, 2001: Message edited by: monpetitchoux ]