Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Persimmons

January 25, 2013


It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Persimmons

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

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When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast -- this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!



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QueenSashy January 27, 2013
Found some at the street vendor on the Upper West Side. They looked nice outside, but were all rotten inside. Going downtown next...
luvcookbooks January 26, 2013
Persimmon Yuzu Curd, please.
Dal January 26, 2013
I found some at Safeway too. They are a little hard but they should be fine for the korma I'm testing.
Bruce R. January 25, 2013
For those of you trying to find persimmons, you can almost always find them at Asian supermarkets,particularly the larger ones. In the DC area (sububurbs) look at H-Mart, Lotte, Great Wall. They're also not uncommon at the smaller markets such as the ones in Little Saigon, Falls Church, VA.
hardlikearmour January 25, 2013
I just checked a large Asian market in my area (Portland, OR), but unfortunately they had none. The ones I found most recently were from Spain! Maybe East Coast has a slightly later season?
mrslarkin January 25, 2013
I found hachiyas from Spain in Stamford, CT! But they aren't soft and ripe enough yet to use. I'm going to try putting them in the freezer to speed things along.
Kukla January 25, 2013
My husband just bought 4 pretty nice Fuyu persimmons and I would like to taste a recipe, but the sign “test the recipe” doesn’t work. I pressed it several times.
Kenzi W. January 25, 2013
So sorry you're having trouble! Could you tell me which isn't working for you? They seem to be fine on my end.
Kukla January 25, 2013
Thank you kenzi, I finely got it.
zora January 25, 2013
Keep looking. I found persimmons at my neighborhood Safeway!
healthierkitchen January 25, 2013
I will look for persimmons tomorrow!
lifeofcolors January 25, 2013
I can't find persimmons either. I had a great idea I wanted to try for a recipe, but even Whole Foods had no fruits, puree or juice. So I can't do any trying or testing this time.
cookinginvictoria January 25, 2013
What a lovely collection of recipes! Sadly, I will have to skip testing this week too, due to unavailability of persimmons at my local markets.
mrslarkin January 25, 2013
I shoulda bought extra persimmons! woops.
aargersi January 25, 2013
Me too! I will go on a hunt this weekend and hopefully be able to rustle up a few persimmons somewhere ...
hardlikearmour January 25, 2013
An amazing collection of recipes, and I would sorely love to test this week, but don't think I'll be able to find persimmons.