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January 10, 2017


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Deb in Hawaii

I like everything about this salad Simona. Persimmons are such a great ingredient and I love the combination of flavors you have going on here. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book too. It definitely made me want to give Jessica a hug and get into the kitchen and cook with her.
Thanks for joining in! ;-)

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Deb. Glad you like the salad and indeed, I am discovering that persimmon goes well with a lot of foods, besides being a delicious snack. I managed to find some more at the farmers' market earlier this week and I was overjoyed :)


Beautiful colors to his winter salad, Simona!

Simona Carini

Thank you Frank. In the winter I need color therapy on my plate ;)

Debra Eliotseats

What a great passage to pull from the book. This is a beautiful and colorful dish, Simona.


A perfect selection from the book. So true that our lives become what we do with what happens, what choices we make. And, a perfectly lovely salad to go with it. I've made a version of your tahini dressing myself, so delicious.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Claudia and thanks for letting me know you made some tahini dressing and liked it :)

Wendy Klik

I just familiarized myself with persimmons a few months ago after receiving them in a sponsor box. Loved them and cannot wait to try this salad.

Amy CookingAdventures

Your salad looks gorgeous!


This was a wonderful book, I also liked that passage you quoted. So many great recipes from this book too. What a lovely salad. Do you know, I have never had a persimmon. Perhaps I should get a few today and try your salad recipe. It's very pretty.

Simona Carini

Glad you got some persimmons to taste, Wendy. I love all varieties. When their season is over, I buy dry ones and snack on them.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Amy!

Delaware Girl Eats

Simona -- your salad looks so refreshing for us here in the frigid northeast! I really liked this book, partly because Jessica was from Cleveland for a time, where I grew up. I also liked her quotes about how food refreshes the soul. It’s essentially a story about courage and faith. Plus she quoted MFK Fisher. I read the book, made the Almond Cake, photographed it but then due to some stuff that came up didn't get to do the web-post in time. Oh well -- great read. Catch the next one.

Simona Carini

Tina, I recommend you try some persimmon when in season. They are so versatile!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Cathy. For once I am actually ahead: I have already read the current selection and prepared the dish. Finding the time to write the post is my next challenge. Hang in there, spring is just around the corner. It's not cold here but quite wet and windy, with more to come.

Delaware Girl Eats

Simona I was the next book already too. My dilemma now is what dish to make in inspiration. Stay tuned

Jeffery Sugarman

Simona, just thought I'd check out your food blog and what a great coincidence. I've just finished baking a batch of persimmon bread (a favourite from Beard on Bread!) and have an extra persimmon so this may be just the thing to use it up! Always happy to see new Italian food ideas, and it was lovely to hear you say the recipe in Italian. Buon appetito! Ciao, Jeff

Simona Carini

Dear Jeff, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comment. I hope you try the salad. Coincidentally, I had a version of it for dinner, minus the persimmon, since here their season is now over. Ciao!


You´re so right about the irresistible beauty of persimmons. And I´ve hardly ever seen a salad as bravely composed as this one. What an amazing, mouthwatering combination! A fan of cabbage , salmon and persimmons, I´ll go see if I can still get cabbage and kaki here, then try!

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