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We say Persimmons, Italians say Cachi

Posted on the December 11th, 2010

Persimmons are easily found in supermarkets and fruit stands in Italy this time of year.  The fruit is native to China and known as Kaki. Here in Italy, they are known either by the Chinese name, or by the Italianized spelling, Cachi. Recipes here (in Italian).

The photo is by my friend Tarcisio Arzuffi, taken this week in his backyard in Grottaferrata.

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