The whole plantain thing is pure-white new to me.<br><br>I love bananas—for their flavor, their texture and their nutrient content—and I can totally understand the importance and use of plantains as a staple unit of cooking, much like the way we Eurocrappers have used potatoes.<br><br>I can use my third-eye tastebuds to imagine plantains being made into sweet, spicy and savory dishes. But I just never knew much about them before a year ago or so.<br><br>