Santos lives on Guam and writes TSOGB — The Scent of Green Bananas. We asked her to blog for us on the subject of “the aesthetics of food” because she takes such wonderful photos. And she’s also a contemporary design aficionado, which doesn’t hurt.
I have a rather…perplexed history with the persimmon, from my first mistake of eating an unripe hachiya variety (astringent and nasty), to my second mistake of eating a ripe hachiya (globular and blobular), to finally finding the relatively agreeable fuyu (pictured above), whose bold outward appearance belies its rather delicate taste and pervasive sweetness. I admit, I once found that one-note and boring, but now I find pleasing and possessing of hidden depths [insert conclusions about my changing taste in men, shoes and dishes here]. Read the rest of this entry »