November 17th 2019
November 23rd 2019
Learn the art of Hoshigaki; traditional Japanese dried persimmons. The process involves hand massaging these fruits for 6 weeks as they dry, breaking up the inner pulp and bringing a sugar bloom to the surface. We will cover how to pick, peel, hang, and massage the persimmons until they become uniquely sweet and succulent. See how a simple piece of fruit, given a little bit of care and time, can turn into a rare and beautiful delicacy.
Each participant will be provided with a box of persimmons and a bamboo pole to use at home in the drying process. Please bring a peeler and a sharp pairing knife if you have one.
Class will run from 1-4pm. The soft arrival is at 12:45 pm. We recommend arriving early so that we can start promptly at 1 pm.
Location TBD in Sonoma County. An email will be sent prior to the class with details.
Instructor- Nick LaHaise