I Love Me Some Persimmons
Persimmons are one of my favorite fruits to eat and they are in season right now. Woohoo! Fresh Direct sells them for crazy expensive so they are one of the fruits that I will head to Chinatown to purchase instead of getting delivered with my regular groceries. You can get the fuyu persimmon on the left for about 5 or 6 for $2 downtown, and the hachiya for less than a $1 each. Both persimmons are delicious, just different, so if you are looking for a little bit and crunch, go for the fuyu. For those who love soft and sweet, go for a hachiya. Can you eat the skin? Yes, just cut the leaf at the top away. For the fuyu I usually cut it into wedges and just bite the flesh out if I don’t feel like eating the skin, otherwise I just eat it like an apple. The hachiya can be eaten two ways. You really want to eat it when it is squishy soft to appreciate it at its height. You can steady it in a small bowl or cup to have it sit up and pull or cut the leaf out and then eat it with a spoon. Or if you don’t care how messy you get just take the leave out, rip it in half with both hands and munch away. Juices will be everywhere, your face will get so messy, it will be a wonderful thing.