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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Considering the Persimmon

Santos, Scent of Green Bananas

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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.

Her entry is the first in our ‘Delicious Design’ event that brings together food bloggers and designers to mark the Thanksgiving holiday and the launch of our new Top of Table category. Enjoy!

persimmons, again.

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 »