Phaedra's 2023 Adventure

Phaedra

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Blueberry-Lemon Lattice Pie
Apple-Persimmon Double Crust Pie
Joanne Chang / MasterClass

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It's such an interesting journey, and I do feel that I am learning in a culinary school.
 

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Blueberry-Lemon Lattice Pie
Apple-Persimmon Double Crust Pie
Joanne Chang / MasterClass

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It's such an interesting journey, and I do feel that I am learning in a culinary school.
I was drying some persimmon slices last weekend and noticed there is a huge difference in taste between the oblong variety and the round variety. When eaten fresh, the oblong persimmon had the strangest taste of any fruit I've ever eaten! It had a sweet taste at first, but then my mouth felt an overwhelming taste of chalk. It was awful! Then I tasted a fresh round persimmon and it was sweet and delicious! Go figure!
 

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The classes are going on. The best thing of online learning is, especially culinary courses, you can pause anytime and run to the kitchen when you have just everything you need at hands. I made two items last night while watching the videos - smoky marinated feta

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Confit garlic
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So, I have both elements ready for my first trial on the Mezze (appetizers) -
Pea Spread with Smoky Marinated Feta
Muhammara
Hummus With Confit Garlic and Tahini
Yotam Ottolenghi / MasterClass

Pea Spread with Smoky Marinated Feta
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Muhammara
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Hummus With Confit Garlic and Tahini
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I love their vibrant colors, aromas, rich flavors and textures - and most of the ingredients can be grown in our own gardens. I just fall in love with all of them.
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Two of the most popular persimmons are the Fuyu and the Hachiya. The Fuyu is eaten like an apple and is round and squat. Ready to eat almost all of the time.

The Hachiya must become ripe and soft, almost translucent, in order to get rid of the astringent flavor and bad texture. Its MY FAVORITE FRUIT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!
 

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Phaedra

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Two of the most popular persimmons are the Fuyu and the Hachiya. The Fuyu is eaten like an apple and is round and squat. Ready to eat almost all of the time.

The Hachiya must become ripe and soft, almost translucent, in order to get rid of the astringent flavor and bad texture. Its MY FAVORITE FRUIT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!
I love both of them! It's a pity that what we can get here in Germany are Fuyu. I missed Hachiya-type of persimmons so badly.
 
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