Thursday, November 27, 2008


Over the last 11 months, I've become the kind of person who sees something in the grocery store and thinks "I have no idea what that is. I should buy it.". It's kind of odd.

Last weekend I bought a persimmon. It prompted a discussion with the clerk, who also had no idea what it was. It has been sitting on my counter all week.

Today I ate a persimmon. It was good - pretty mild tasting, with a melon-like texture.


  1. I used to see those all the time in Whole Foods. Now I see them all the time in the schmucky Price Chopper. I still haven't tried one yet, though.

  2. This kind of persimmon can be eaten like an apple. There is another variety, the kind that is used in baking, that can only be eaten when very ripe. Those are my favorites. It's like eating candy to me, and I will buy them at the store when they are very soft. Most people make cookies or bread with them, but not me.

    As for your little guy, another good way to eat it is to make a salad with the persimmon and kiwi. Very good for thanksgiving.

  3. My mom-in-law makes a persimmon pudding that's awesome with some cool whip on top. It's thicker consistency than normal pudding and it is goooood.