persimmons! When I saw a box of these babies (which the French call 'le kaki') at the Cajarc market on Saturday, my childhood called, and I knew I had to have one. For 1 euro, it was a bargain in my book. You know about les kakis, right? You can't eat them until they've suffered through a hard frost...they are 'way too astringent before then. If you read the Wikipedia entry, you'll see that there are artificial ways to sweeten them up, but I prefer the natural, 'freeze 'em till they're sweet' way. I told Christiane I couldn't even remember when I last tasted a persimmon. Even if I could, it would so many years ago that I'd be embarrassed to disclose it!
Now, however, I can share my last experience...it was last night and it couldn't have been sweeter!