Do they eat okra where you come from?
I'm from the southern USA and most people eat okra from time to time. When I go to the northern USA, people often don't even know what it looks like. When I go back I had a couple of friends ask me to bring some back up for them to try.
For those of you who don't know, okra is a veggie that is non indigenous to the American southeast, brought here by African slaves who filled their pockets with seeds before coming over. The seeds, called "gombo", were the namesake for the Louisiana borne "gumbo". Okra is a very tasty thing to eat with its own unique flavor just as broccoli or asparagus have.
So do peo ppl eat it where you are from? If so, how is it eaten? Here we boil it, bread and fry it, put it in soups, or even pickle it. It's so yummy I can't imagine not having it at least once in a while.