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Posted in Food, Iraq, Random by homeyra on March 31, 2007

For a “light read”: True-Live Tales, The Bounty by Firoozeh Dumas for NYT:

“I blame my parents. They never threw food away. I thought it was perfectly normal for a mother to say: “It’s starting to go bad. You have to eat it.”

Fast-forward 30 years: I’m living in an affluent part of Northern California. Life is good, except for a dark secret in our suburb …” read more

A brief Explanation of all history, or on aggressiveness, see 338

pxyx472015.gif Liver invading the pancreas & Newton Politics!
Hometown Baghdad: A series of very short-2, 3mn- video vignettes providing glimpses of everyday life of a middle class family in Baghdad. Tks PPGG Ann El khoury


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  1. proggiemuslima said, on April 2, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Firoozeh Dumas’s “The Bounty” was very funny. Thanks for making me laugh! 🙂

  2. homeyra said, on April 2, 2007 at 8:40 am

    I don’t know if you have heard of her book: Funny in Farsi. It was quite success in the US. You can find about it in her website.

  3. Bluebear2 said, on April 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    My first experience with persimmons was soon after I moved to California. I was working on a new house – coincidently installing air ducts – and there was a tree in the yard. I asked my partner if the fruit was edible. It was nice and red and somewhat soft, kind of like a peach.
    I assured me they were edible and watched as I took a bite. Of course it wasn’t ripe yet and my partner fell all over himself laughing at the faces I was making.

    Since then I have had jams and other baked items made from the properly ripe fruit and find them delicious.

    It might be the texture that people don’t like. No one I know likes blackened bananas either, although in the lands where they grow they are not considered ripe until they are black.

    If they tasted like persimmons when they were yellow, probably no one here would eat bananas either.

  4. Bluebear2 said, on April 2, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    “I assured me” should read “He assured me”

    I’m not that self-assured when it comes to new strange food.

  5. Bluebear2 said, on April 2, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    I’m so exited – I’ve signed up for the new free DSL service being offered here.

    I was wondering if you can get this service too.

  6. homeyra said, on April 2, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    🙂 We are used to eat persimmons. The good ones are very juicy and soft in taste and texture. Usually foreigners don’t like it.
    And it is such a beautiful tree: it bears its fruit during winter … under the snow!
    Our neighbor had a wonderful old tree, we could see it. It was about 70 years old, unfortunately the new owner of the land has demolished all and started to build another apartment building.
    But I have never tasted the jam!
    Thanks BB2 for the link. I don’t know if it works. I’ll try.
    Loopy just said that this looks like an April fool’s joke! 🙂

  7. 99 said, on April 4, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I live in Northern California and I LOVE persimmons! Always have! My persimmon cookies are gone before they are an hour old. I would tell you what a friend said about how she loves persimmons, but it’s X rated.

  8. homeyra said, on April 4, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Dear 99:) I am glad that persimmons love brought you back here!
    Now you tickle my imagination… how persimmons can be X rated?…. hmmmm 🙂

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