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A couple weeks ago, a friend posted a video of her toddler son gleefully admitting, “I ate flower!” And then, “Whole thing.” His older sister chimes in, “He really did!” We tend to regard the plants in our neighborhood as off limits in terms of edibility. But there are so many edible flowers out there […]

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When I was a teenager, my first real job was at a local cafe and bakery. They were well-loved in the community: for their wedding cakes, their fancy pastries, and their delightful and new-to-me Persian treats. I learned on my first day to not smear brown avocado on a sandwich (duh!); I learned what Dutch […]

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I bought some beautiful hachiya persimmons with the intention of making them into hoshigaki. The persimmons sat in the fridge, neglected, until well past their ideal state for the project, which requires them to be firm, and not quite ripe. Like so many fruits that are just on the edge of edibility, these had a […]

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