[Sca-cooks] persimmon

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Nov 4 23:07:02 PST 2009

I was reading over some of my unread digests and Shoshanna(?) (Susan  
Lin) said:
<<< What about persimmon?  I for one had a horrible reaction (I'd say  
reaction but I've been told I'm not allowed to say allergic unless  
I've been
diagnosed as such) to eating one once but is it possible it was a  
and not an apple or a quince.  >>>

Does anyone have any period recipes that actually call for persimmons?  
I think of those mainly as an ornamental yard bush. I did do a search  
in the Florilegium and all I have there is passing comments when  
talking about other fruits. Definitely no recipes or mentions on SCA  
feast menus.

Has anyone else eaten one of these? What was your impression of them?  
Better than Shoshanna's?

Are they available in the grocery stores? I don't think I've seen them  
for sale, but then that may be a regional thing if folks do find them  

I did see fresh quinces several weeks ago (at Central Market) and  
considered buying one to try it. But at $1 each, I didn't want to buy  
several w/o a recipe and wasn't sure if I could eat it raw just to try  
one.  But at that price, no wonder folks have said it was cheaper to  
buy the pre-made quince paste than to make it yourself. Which is what  
I did for my recent Nobles Luncheon.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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