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The Perfect Persimmon - History Recipes and More - cover

The Perfect Persimmon - History Recipes and More

Michelle Medlock Adams

Publisher: Red Lightning Books

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Summary

“A delightful and delicious read about . . . the taste memories of this fruit created and shared for generations in homes throughout Indiana.” —Margaret McSweeney, founder and host of Kitchen Chat 
 
Whether served in a batch of cookies or in a soup bowl, the persimmon is a favorite fruit of Midwesterners. Called the “divine fruit” or the “fruit of the gods,” persimmons range from the American common persimmon, perfect for every kind of dessert, to Fuyu persimmons, a variety from China that has since won many hearts. 
 
In The Perfect Persimmon, award-winning journalist Michelle Medlock Adams serves up persimmon expertise, from knowing when the fruit is at its ripest to sharing the best preparation techniques. Adams hails from the birthplace of the Mitchell Persimmon Festival in Lawrence County, Indiana, where the Midwest’s best-kept secret, persimmon pudding, has people flocking toward what some consider the persimmon capital of the world. 
 
Armed with a love of persimmons that has been nurtured from a young age, Adams has collected the best persimmon recipes, guaranteed to satisfy any hankering for the savory or the sweet. Accompanying these recipes are personal anecdotes detailing childhood memories and folktales about greedy possums, wise turtles, and the persimmon seed’s ability to predict winter forecasts, providing a colorful context for this favored fruit. 
 
“The Perfect Persimmon is full of yummy recipes, spiced with historical references, topped with small-town charm, and sprinkled with Michelle’s signature style. What a delight!” —Ashley L. Jones, author of Modern Cast Iron 
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed traveling with Michelle through time and space to learn about the persimmon, its ecology, and its place in Midwest culture.” —Lisa M. Rose, author of Midwest Foraging
Available since: 08/25/2020.
Print length: 144 pages.

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