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Saturday, August 18, 2007

August 3, 207

Just Peachy

A friend recently asked “What the bejesus is a donut peach anyway?” At the time I was feely cheeky, and responded in kind. I’ve since had some time to calm down.

A donut peach, also known as a Saturn peach, is a white peach that is originally from China. It began being grown in the U.S. in the 1800’s, but all but disappeared when industrialized farming standardized fruits and vegetables to be picked young and transportable. Its recent resurgence makes it an “heirloom” fruit. It has a tiny little pit and much less acid that it’s cousin, the common yellow peach, and therefore is sweeter.

Oh, and if you punch the pit out with your thumb, it looks like a donut. That is also a peach.


  • At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Janice said…

    Just disovered your blog and have really enjoyed reading so far. I am a former Hawaii resident and my daughter is a culinary graduate and an aspiring chef. We will enjoy following your future success! Your course of study sounds very interesting (and somewhat challenging.) Your food descriptions and recipes are mouth watering!

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Kristin Van Bodegraven said…

    Hey Janice, thanks a lot! Keep reading, and keep eating!

  • At 8:07 PM, Blogger Tim said…

    Well done!
    Now for tonight's homework assignment....
    Please elucidate on the etymology of these exotic edibles:

    Beach plum
    Billy Goat plum
    Rum berry
    Wine palm
    Custard apple
    Fox grape
    Horse mango
    Monkey nut (get head out of gutter)
    Extra credit: Cannibal's tomato

  • At 8:42 PM, Blogger Kristin Van Bodegraven said…

    Timmy! You fool! You have much time on your hands...unfortunately, so do I...


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