The Search for Persimmons –
Persimmons are truly a seasonal and regional fruit. The local farmers’ market has been flush with persimmons for the past few weeks and I’ve been looking for persimmon recipes with little luck.
Then, a happy coincidence.
The Library of Congress had a special blog post on early American beer brewing (no kidding) and one of the common beers was persimmon beer. Who knew, right? The post also includes a link to the original recipe source and additional ideas for using persimmons.
Unfortunately, I’m not a brewer (just wine), so I’m going to pass on this one. Until I find additional persimmon recipes, we’ll have to enjoy our persimmons fresh.
Source: Resources of the southern fields and forests, medical, economical, and agricultural : being also a medical botany of the Confederate States; with practical information on the useful properties of the trees, plants and shrubs, by Francis Peyre Porcher (1863).