Splitting open a freshly-picked cashew apple from a tree in Kerala and eating the raw cashew from inside it. Scooping up soft steamed idli and hot crispy vadai doughnuts and dipping them in curry and chutneys for breakfast in Goa. Cracking the shell of a tamarind on a balcony just north of Bangkok and pulling out the long sticky fruit. Walking through a bustling food market in Phuket and being handed juicy, squeaky jackfruit segments pulled fresh from their spiky jacket. A metal cup of sweet, milky chai on a train rattling through the Indian countryside.