This was breaking news almost two weeks ago, which is kind of indicative of the speed at which news in my life moves, none the less it happened: I ATE DURIAN. It took, 3 separate visits, and a cumulative 9 and a half months spent in Asia but I finally bit the bullet. And you know what? It smells a whole hell of a lot worse than it tastes. I also am proud to report that I ate it in Kampot province which anyone who has spent a bit of time in Cambodia knows grows the best durian.