Hachiaya Persimmons

How to best enjoy a hachiaya persimmon: Choose a persimmon. Ripen at room temperature until very soft. With a sharp paring knife, cut a hatch mark on the pointed end. Peel the skin back. Eat, slowly, with a spoon. Leave nothing but the skin and seeds behind.

How To: Mango Flower

Any trip I’ve taken back to Mexico is inevitably filled with a large amount of fresh fruit, purchased already expertly cut, occasionally seasoned with chile and salt, and always flavorful and beautifully ripe. While a cup full of thick spears of ripe mango is a lot easier to consume while moving through the streets, the appeal…