Friday, December 20, 2013

Cabin Cooking: Persimmons

I remember seeing my grandmother eat persimmons. She enjoyed them after they became soft enough to eat with a spoon. Recently, I saw an article in Sunset magazine.

I saw persimmons at Quality Foods and bought one. It was bright orange, but hard, so I put it on a shelf to ripen. After three weeks I decided to give it a try. I cut it like an apple, removed the center, and peeled the skin. It was juicy, but to me didn't have a distinctive taste.

This is a Fuyu persimmon and it's best eaten fresh and firm. The one I remember Grandma eating was a Hachiya. Those are eaten soft or used in cooking.  I think I prefer the firm kind even though I've never tasted a soft one.  Do you like persimmons? Which kind do you like? -- Margy


  1. I don't think I've ever eaten a persimmon, though in the back of my mind I do recall trying one and I don't think I liked it. I'll have to give it another chance!

  2. Anonymous10:43 AM

    I've tried one once but can't really remember what it tasted like. We used to take a group of special needs children shopping each week and we would buy a different type of fruit or vegetable to try.

  3. Learn something new every day...I don't think I knew anything at all about persimmons before I read this. I don't even remember if I've ever seen one. Now I'll have to try one.
    Sorry you were using the wrong technique for the kind you bought, but "no distinctive taste" is a whole lot better than "distinctively bad taste" so you're on the right track!

  4. I would have guessed that to be a tomato! I sure didn't know what persimmons looked like♪

  5. I have never eaten one before. If someone served it to me, I would probably give it a try.

  6. Great shot! I love persimons. We don't have them here but a family friend always make sure he brings some for us whenever he visits from Japan. :)

    Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Merry Christmas!

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by to taste my persimmon. Thanks Maria for hosting a great meme. - Margy


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